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shawn59 02-19-2005 02:55 PM

secure file deletion
 
I HAVE JUST STARTED USING SUSE LINUX AND AM IMPRESSED, HOWEVER i AM AS YET UNABLE TO FIND A SECURE DELETION TOOL LIKE ERASER OR SURE DELETE, THAT i USED ON WINDOWS. Ii REALISE THAT IT COULD BE DONE FROM THE COMMAND LINE, BUT I WOULD LIKE A FRONTEND.
ANY SUGGESTIONS OF ANY SUITABLE SOFTYWARE. I HAVE TRIED ERASER 56 SOURCE,BUT CANNOT GET THIS TO WORK, SO WOULD APPRECIATE A RPM SUGGESTION OR LINK.
THANKS
SHAWN

camelrider 02-20-2005 03:19 AM

please don't YELL!

There is a command-line tool called wipe:
http://wipe.sourceforge.net/
I don't know of any GUI frontend.

Garda 06-12-2005 09:00 PM

sanitising partitions
 
using eraser on windows it is possible to sanitise the free space on a file system without deleting or otherwise changing anything on the harddrive.
is there something like that for linux.

also, what method does wipe use.


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