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Re: simple way to securely destroy deleted files in a file system

When the date was Thursday 15 of July 2010, green wrote:

> thib wrote at 2010-07-15 13:13 -0500:
> > Take a look at shred (coreutils), wipe and secure-delete.
> +1 wipe; I have used it to wipe an entire block device.
> Also wipe2fs for zeroing unused space; and zerofree seems very similar.

I am skeptical whether there is any good reason for tools like wipe2fs, 
zerofree and friends (if there are any...), when a dd && sync && rm have the 
same result.

 Michael Iatrou

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