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Old 07-02-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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Need assistance with Nautilus and Shred

I did some research and I think I have this set up, but it works a bit fast and I am wondering if it is actually over writing the number of times I want it to. I am using copies of files that are 5-20MB

I am trying to set it up in the Nautilus Actions Configuration

path: sudo /usr/bin/find
parameters: %M -type f -exec shred -f -u -n35 -z '{}' \;

Does this look right? Also if I had, shred -fun35z10 , inserted above, would that work as well?
Old 07-02-2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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After the exec you give the same command you would give in console. Try "shred -fun35z10" and in the console, and if it works, you can use that. Also take time how long it takes for a file of some size X (make a copy of that file, so you have two identical files). Then do the same from within Nautilus and see if it's about the same time.
Old 07-02-2007, 02:56 PM   #3
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Both take aprox. 17 seconds for a 14MB file, with the terminal and with the Nautilus Script.

I also noticed something. I put sudo infront of /usr/bin/find I didn't need to do that.

Thanks for the help.


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