Shredding files

Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri. lists at
Mon Nov 27 17:00:33 UTC 2006

just thought I'd bring this to your notice.

On Sun, 26 Nov 2006, Hawkwind wrote:

> On 11/26/06, Neil Winchurst <neil at> wrote:
> >
> >When I was working with my previous distro (Mandriva) I sometimes used
> >GPG for encryption. I am sure that it included a shredder, that is a way
> >of deleting files by actually overwriting the data many times to make
> >sure that it could not be retrieved. This was much, much safer than
> >simply using the delete key which left the contents intact.
> >
> >I have set up GPG on kubuntu edgy now but I cannot see any sign of
> >anything equivalent to the shredder. Does anyone know of anything like
> >it in Kubuntu please?
> >
> >Neil Winchurst
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> Have you looked at that ?  I've used it a few times and it seems to work
> very well.

But you need to have kgpg installed. If you just want to get it working,
(w/o kgpg) change the last line from 

Exec=kgpg -X %F


Exec=shred -fuz %F

works just as well :)

hth, hand,

Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri.  			Homoeopath, Linuxer.
      If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes ?

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