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How to prevent users from deleting files that are already in use?

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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How to delete files/folders etc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do I have to do before giving away my Ubuntu machine? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I intend to sell my laptop and therefor I am looking for some ...
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How to use Secure Erase and is it on the install CD?

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 ...
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Shred alternatives EXT3?

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 ...