Shredding files

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Mon Nov 27 19:00:44 UTC 2006

On Sunday 26 November 2006 17:48, Neil Winchurst 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?

kgpg has a built in shredder.  You can set it up as a desktop icon to drop 
files into, or as a konqueror action menu item.


Art Alexion

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