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VeraCrypt on MacOS

How to execute veracrypt command line?

The command is actually /Applications/VeraCrypt.app/Contents/MacOS/VeraCrypt.

While there should always be an elegant way to use it!
You can set up a symbolic link named veracrypt to the executable. The following will work in a terminal,

mkdir -p ~/bin ; # <<-- if it doesn't exist already
ln -s /Applications/VeraCrypt.app/Contents/MacOS/VeraCrypt ~/bin/veracrypt

You can then invoke it to get help with (the -t is for text-only mode):

PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH" ; # <<-- if not already on your search path
veracrypt -t -h

Start using it, like:

veracrypt -m ro -k <keyfile> <volume> # mount the volume with keyfile in read-only mode


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