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Old 05-17-2004, 05:36 PM   #1
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format/file delete

Does anyone know of a package or software that will do a 7 layer/level format on Linux? I am running RedHat9. I use eraserd on my office computers, would like to have the same security on my server. Thanks
Old 05-17-2004, 06:39 PM   #2
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You can easily do this with the dd command, see man dd for more info.

The general format of the command ought to be something like:

dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/hdax
(where x is the partition number) This will cause a random series of ones and zeroes to be written to your partition. You could also substitute "dev/zero" to write a series of zeroes. -- J.W.


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