Consider this scenario: User is executing a command on a file. This file becomes 'in-use' now. $ tail -f somefile.log In another shell, user deletes the file. $ rm somefile.log Now, this file ...
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Supposedly there is some built in hard drive magic called "Secure Erase" which is wildly faster and more secure than "dd if=/dev/zero..." I am most excited about the speed increase. There seems to ...
Given the fact shred will not be effective on ext3, I wonder what are the available alternatives right now. $ man shred ... CAUTION: Note that shred relies on a very important assumption: that ...