FileVault on other than home directories on MacOS?

Steven Bellovin smb at
Mon Sep 21 16:57:56 EDT 2009

Is there any way to use FileVault on MacOS except on home  
directories?  I don't much want to use it on my home directory; it  
doesn't play well with Time Machine (remember that availability is  
also a security property); besides, different directories of mine have  
different sensitivity levels.

I suppose I could install TrueCrypt (other suggestions or comments on  
TrueVault?), but I prefer to minimize the amount of extra software I  
have to maintain.

		--Steve Bellovin,

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