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I see there's a lot of info in the answers to this question.

I have used such CLI commands added to the context menu of the file manager (mostly Thunar's custom actions, which I favour over Nautilus, while I am in Xfce).

What I want here is a GUI program (although I imagine that the same or similar commands like wipe and srm would be used) because I prefer to have some kind of visible image and control over the process (I want a GUI not only for running the command, but for the entire process, one that maybe would display percentage, possibility of stopping the process, various settings listed, etc.)

In Windows there a are a lot of such (free) programs, most probably there are some in Linux too.

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marked as duplicate by cipricus, Mik, hhlp, Thomas W., con-f-use Mar 14 '13 at 23:35

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Try wipe extension for nautilus –  Tachyons Mar 13 '13 at 10:44
@Tachyons: I guess you mean file manager context menu commands. I do not use Nautilus, but I use a lot of those in Thunar, where they are called 'custom actions'. But what I am asking here is a GUI, as clearly stated in the question body –  cipricus Mar 14 '13 at 15:49
Bleachbit does do what you want: it has a gui, which has a progress bar so you can monitor the deletion process, and you can select any files and folders to delete, as I explain in my answer here –  user76204 Mar 14 '13 at 18:11
@Mik: given that Bleachbit does what I ask my question here is a duplicate of the older one: askubuntu.com/q/57572/47206 (not the more specific one that you answered, until you move your answer there). My idea is to put your answer there. I'll close this as duplicate. –  cipricus Mar 14 '13 at 20:51
It's simple then: this question here should be closed as the duplicate, and the one I answered, which is very very specifically about bleachbit, should be kept open. –  user76204 Mar 14 '13 at 20:53

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If you want to have something similar to the nautilus context menu entry you can try with the extension: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/nautilus-wipe/

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what is the point of posting a bleachbit link that is already present in the question? also in the question body: 'I have used such CLI commands added to the context menu of the file manager but I want a GUI etc' –  cipricus Mar 14 '13 at 11:44
Thanks for the hint, I forgot to delete it out of the answer, after I read the question a second time I saw Bleachbit was mentioned. Sorry. –  Michael Tanner Mar 14 '13 at 15:40
I hope your answer is useful to others. I do not use nautilus (but thunar in xfce) and, as specified in the question, I want something more than file manager context menu commands: I want a GUI. In case you stumble into such a thing, please revisit your answer here –  cipricus Mar 14 '13 at 15:46
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Bleachbit is the answer, as presented here. Therefore, this is a duplicate of the older more general question. Any possible answers to this question here can be posted there, while specifying that a GUI is involved.

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