Be sure that what’s deleted is really gone

By | November 7, 2008

If you really want to zap a file in Linux and be sure that it can’t be ever recovered, use the shred command. shred -u -z -v filename will not only delete the file but also overwrite the sectors it resided in 25 times, making recovery impossible.

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