Shredding files

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at
Wed Nov 29 01:54:05 UTC 2006

"Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen at> writes:

> What file system are you on? If it's ext2/3 then _good_luck_ trying to
> recover files. Really, it's supposed to be technically near impossible
> to recover files on ext systems (with the exception of jpeg files-
> because of the way the file starts AND ENDS).

Being technically near impossible only holdst for ext3.  ext2 only
removes the entry in the directory table.

e2undel uses this fact to undelete a deleted file on an ext2 fs:

John L. Fjellstad
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