[Mageia-dev] RM replacement

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Sun Aug 7 23:03:15 CEST 2011

Am 07.08.2011 16:41, schrieb Pierre Jarillon:
> Le vendredi 5 août 2011 16:23:19, Florian Hubold a écrit :
>> Am 05.08.2011 14:58, schrieb andre999:
>>> Colin Guthrie a écrit :
>>>> I think srm should just be a tool people use explicitly when they want
>>>> to.
>>> When I think about it, deleting with a pattern instead of just zeros is
>>> probably only advantageous when a disk is being disposed of -- in which
>>> case srm being a userspace tool is not a disadvantage.
>>>> Col
>> Well, if you want to dispose the disk, then i'd use something like Dariks
>>   Boot and Nuke (DBAN):
>> http://www.dban.org/
>> It offers really secure methods of overwriting your data with varying
>>   patterns, and if you want to dispose a whole disk. then maybe an userspace
>>   tool to delete single
>> files is not the best suited tool, IMHO.
> Do you know WIPE ? http://wipe.sourceforge.net/
> I don't know if it is the most secured rm, but it could be.
Yes, and it has the advantage that you don't need to reboot. Good point!

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