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Linuxhelp _ General Discussion _ File Eraser

Posted by: new2it2 Jul 14 2004, 11:17 AM

Is there a data/file shredder for linux. Seems to be plenty of them for win but I have not found one yet for linux.........Thanks

Posted by: Robert83 Jul 14 2004, 11:56 AM


to delete a file in linux there is rm

rm somefilename


man rm

for more information on using rm

Robert B

Posted by: Jim Jul 14 2004, 10:33 PM

No what he is looking for is something that scrambles the disk so that the file is not recoverable. rm doesn't compleatly remove the file, it just deleates the heading.

Sorry, I don't know one, I will go look, but I asume you have already so I probably wont find anything.

Posted by: Termina Jul 29 2004, 03:36 PM

To take a page out of my .bash_logout... wink.gif

# ~/.bash_logout

if -f ~/.bash_history; then
shred ~/.bash_history
shred ~/.bash_history
shred ~/.bash_history
shred ~/.bash_history
shred ~/.bash_history
rm -f ~/.bash_history
if -f ~/.mysql_history; then
shred ~/.mysql_history
shred ~/.mysql_history
shred ~/.mysql_history
shred ~/.mysql_history
shred ~/.mysql_history
rm -f ~/.mysql_history
setterm -reset

Posted by: new2it2 Jul 29 2004, 05:18 PM

Thanks, I had no idea it was already there...............shred. Thanks again.

Posted by: NeilE Aug 18 2004, 05:31 PM

There is, 'Kill Disk'.
Though not Linux specific, it might be what you need.

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