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Old 03-01-2017, 10:30 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
that is why i like " srm "
 srm -h
Usage: srm [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Overwrite and remove (unlink) the files. By default use the 35-pass Gutmann
method to overwrite files.

  -d, --directory       ignored (for compatability with rm(1))
  -f, --force           ignore nonexistant files, never prompt
  -i, --interactive     prompt before any removal
  -x, --one-file-system do not cross file system boundaries
  -s, --simple          overwrite with single pass using 0x00 (default)
  -P, --openbsd         overwrite with three passes like OpenBSD rm
  -D, --dod             overwrite with 7 US DoD compliant passes
  -E, --doe             overwrite with 3 US DoE compliant passes
  -G, --gutmann         overwrite with 35-pass Gutmann method
  -C, --rcmp            overwrite with Royal Canadian Mounted Police passes
  -r, -R, --recursive   remove the contents of directories
  -v, --verbose         explain what is being done
  -h, --help            display this help and exit
  -V, --version         display version information and exit

Just don't use in on an SSD. Those overwrites accomplish nothing but needless wear on the device.
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I like Post #7 ; the sort of definitive thing I'd use for eg getting rid of 'impossibly named' files

Of course, you might want to make a note of the ownerships+perms before deleting it ...
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Originally Posted by hydrurga View Post
If you're using Bash:

shopt -s dotglob

ensures that the * glob will subsequently match both unhidden and hidden files.
This worked, and is simple. Made some interesting man page reading, thank you. (yes, I use bash)


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