[svlug] 2 part Linux question

David N. Welton davidw at dedasys.com
Thu Jul 10 00:04:26 PDT 2003

Marc Maxwell <maxwellmarc at yahoo.com> writes:

> I am curious about a couple of things. I want to wipe data off of an
> IDE drive COMPLETELY, absolutely and totally gone forever and NOT
> recoverable.  I have recently learned to my dismay that formats and
> even the utilities that write ones and zeroes to the drive, are
> really not completely erasing the data.

My friend Salvatore Sanfilippo wrote something along those lines:


'shred' is also shipped as one of the GNU tools

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