using WIPE successfuly on EXT3

Derek Broughton news at
Sat Oct 22 14:32:14 UTC 2005

R.L.Reingard wrote:

> Derek, you are 100% sure, that, if i mount an ext3 partition as ext2, i
> could use Wipe successfully to erase files? i ask this, because, you can
> run wipe also on ext3 but a file will not be truly erased - and Wipe does
> not tell you this at all.

Well, I've never tried it - I don't use ext partitions at all - but I can't
see how it could _not_ work.  If you mount an ext3 partition as ext2, it
_is_ ext2.

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