April 29th, 2004, 01:28 AM
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?
April 29th, 2004, 02:20 AM
April 29th, 2004, 02:23 AM
? I'm sure there is something else on www.sourceforge.com
lsdel allows you to list deleted files that have not yet been
April 29th, 2004, 02:27 AM
www.google.com/linux is your friend and the second site listed when using "permanently deleting files" in the search.
April 29th, 2004, 06:46 AM
i've had luck with this tool
April 29th, 2004, 07:09 AM
This is a good article read it.
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
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.
April 29th, 2004, 08:04 AM
srm works fine for me..
srm - securely remove files or directories
srm [OPTION]... FILE...
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
Remove (unlink) the FILE(s).
ignored (for compatability with rm(1))
ignore nonexistent files, never prompt
prompt before any removal
-r, -R, --recursive
remove the contents of directories recursively
only overwrite the file with a single pass of ran-
explain what is being done
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
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.
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