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Re: Three Doubts

On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 20:56:28 -0400, Hal Vaughan <hal@thresholddigital.com> said:

> On Tuesday 25 October 2005 08:28 pm, alrenaud@swissinfo.org wrote:

>> Is there a program in Debian,which permits to erase files
>> securely(using sophisticated patterns)?In PGP7 for Windows/Mac I
>> think is there an utility to do so.

> Yes.  Wipe.  Just apt-get install wipe, or aptitude install wipe,
> which ever you prefer using.

It depends on your filesystem.  Wipe (or secure-delete) doesn't work too
well on journaling filesystems (ext3, reiserfs, ...).  (See the manpage
for wipe.)

Hubert Chan <hubert@uhoreg.ca> - http://www.uhoreg.ca/
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