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Announcing: secure "rm" utility

Postby rk » Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:57 am

When you "rm" a file from your filesystem, the file contents are still
available on the disk. To securely wipe out the file, you need the
"secure rm" utility. It can wipe a file all to zero before unlinking it:

srm -Xz filename

or, for the really security-minded individual, it can write multiple
copies of randomized garbage over the file before unlinking it:

srm -X8 filename

will write 8 different patterns of garbage over the file.

ALPHA version is available at:

http://www.parse.com/samples/manpages/srm.html

"srm" is intended to replace "rm".

Please report any bugs you may find.

Cheers,
-RK

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Re: Announcing: secure "rm" utility

Postby booBot » Sun Aug 15, 2004 7:00 am

On 28 Jan 2004 01:57:02 GMT, Robert Krten <rk@parse.com> wrote:

"secure rm" utility. It can wipe a file all to zero before unlinking it...

Is for QNX v4.xx?

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Re: Announcing: secure "rm" utility

Postby rk » Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:32 pm

Tony <mts.spb.suxx@mail.ru> wrote:
On 28 Jan 2004 01:57:02 GMT, Robert Krten <rk@parse.com> wrote:

"secure rm" utility. It can wipe a file all to zero before unlinking it...

Is for QNX v4.xx?

See http://www.parse.com/samples/manpages/srm.html :-)

It's for QNX 6, but I don't recall doing anything that would prevent it from
being ported to QNX 4 ...

Cheers,
-RK

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