# 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