delete files and folders

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Sat May 12 01:14:04 UTC 2007

spacemarc wrote:
> Hello
> I'm searching for a software that delete, with more passes (like
> Shred), a file/folder.
> Because Shred doesn't work in Ext3 Filesystem,  

I think it actually does (at least as well as usual) in the default ext3
configuration.  The manual page says:

In  the  case  of  ext3 file systems, the above disclaimer applies (and
shred is thus of limited  effectiveness)  only  in  data=journal  mode,
which  journals  file  data  in addition to just metadata.  In both the
data=ordered (default) and data=writeback modes, shred works as  usual.

Matt Flaschen

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