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    permanent deleting linux files

    Is there any good software (like cyberscrub) that will allow me to securely delete files from my linux system. I have tried to install thcsecuredelete, but I could not get it to run on my system.
    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Try shred

    mjk

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    Code:
    man chattr
    ? I'm sure there is something else on www.sourceforge.com

    purge
    expunge
    lsdel
    allows you to list deleted files that have not yet been
    permanently removed.


    Code:
    man delete

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    Good Day,

    www.google.com/linux is your friend and the second site listed when using "permanently deleting files" in the search.

    http://www.pcworlddownload.com/syste...-for-linux.htm


    cheers

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    i've had luck with this tool

    http://wipe.sourceforge.net/

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    This is a good article read it.


    data.....

    To eliminate the traces of old removed files, one might want to wipe the empty space. The simple method is to use a standard Linux "dd" utility. To wipe the empty space on /home partition use:


    dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/bigfile
    sync
    rm /home/bigfile
    sync

    The commands will zero out the empty space on the partition. Doing the same for /tmp partition might cause some applications to crash, thus one must be cautious.
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    srm works fine for me..

    http://srm.sourceforge.net

    man srm
    Code:
    NAME
           srm - securely remove files or directories
    
    SYNOPSIS
           srm [OPTION]... FILE...
    
    DESCRIPTION
           srm  removes each specified file by overwriting, renaming,
           and truncating it before unlinking.  This  prevents  other
           people from undeleting or recovering any information about
           the file from the command line.
    
           srm, like every program that uses the getopt  function  to
           parse  its  arguments, lets you use the -- option to indi-
           cate that all following  arguments  are  non-options.   To
           remove  a  file  called `-f' in the current directory, you
           could type either
                  rm -- -f
           or
                  rm ./-f
    
    OPTIONS
           Remove (unlink) the FILE(s).
    
           -d, --directory
                  ignored (for compatability with rm(1))
    
           -f, --force
                  ignore nonexistent files, never prompt
    
           -i, --interactive
                  prompt before any removal
    
           -r, -R, --recursive
                  remove the contents of directories recursively
    
           -s, --simple
                  only overwrite the file with a single pass of  ran-
                  dom data
    
           -v, --verbose
                  explain what is being done
    
           --help display this help and exit
    
           --version
                  output version information and exit
    
    NOTES
           srm  can not remove write protected files owned by another
           user, regardless of the permissions on the directory  con-
           taining the file.
    
           Development  and  discussion  of  srm  is  carried  out at
           http://sourceforge.net/project/?group_id=3297   which   is
           also accessible via http://srm.sourceforge.net.
    
    SEE ALSO
           rm(1)
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