Wiping Out Data

Jeffrey F. Bloss jbloss at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Mar 29 19:33:08 BST 2007


Gabriel Dragffy wrote:

> Richard Nagle wrote:
> > Very interesting topic, the application that we use, is called "wipe"
> > 
> > sudo wipe -rcf /home/topsecret/docs/
> > 
> > all gone... forever.
> > 
> > -------------
> > 
> > Cheer's
> > Rich
> > 
> 
> Does that really work well on a filesystem?

Not necessarily, and it may not even depend on the file system. Wipe's
own web page lays out some of the gotchas that can make "all gone
forever" a dangerous fallacy. :(

http://wipe.sourceforge.net/

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