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Old 08-14-2004, 10:04 AM   #1
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Secure Erase Tool?


Dudes, what are some of the free secure erase tool you all recommend?

Secure erase as in it makes it almost impossible to recover any previously deleted/formatted files.

Thanks
 
Old 08-14-2004, 10:40 AM   #2
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the one I know is called "wipe" and it gets as secure as you want it...easy to use command-line tool
 
Old 08-14-2004, 10:56 AM   #3
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the one I know is called "wipe" and it gets as secure as you want it...easy to use command-line tool
err... how about windows tool?
 
Old 08-14-2004, 10:58 AM   #4
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"Dudes, what are some of the free secure erase tool you all recommend?"

I use the shred command. See:
man shred

Here is a thread that explains how to use shred against more than one file at a time.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=58016

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Old 08-14-2004, 02:39 PM   #5
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Hey Dude! ...err... Windows-tools?

How would I know about these?

I was under the impression that this was a forum to discuss linux-related questions - even if it's called "general"...

I did not think a second about Windows - especially as you are using Slackware and Fedora Core 2 - according to your sig...

Or did you mean a program which you operate throug a GUI ? - cant help with that eigter!
 
Old 08-14-2004, 10:51 PM   #6
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shed would work on an old OS like windows 95. but since journeled file system became all the rage, shed will not guarantee than a file is wiped.

you pretty much have to nuke the partiton...

delete the file, then
dd if=/dev/urandom of=/somwhere/on/the/partiton/BIG.random
rm /somwhere/on/the/partiton/BIG.random

that will kill the file... but will take ages ona big disk.
 
  


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