Secure Deletion (Like shred for Linux)??
cpressey at catseye.mine.nu
Mon Dec 15 12:15:51 PST 2003
On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:55:07 -0600
"Pratt, Benjamin E." <bepratt at stcloudstate.edu> wrote:
> Chris -
> It doesn't look like they do quite what I'd like. Here's the man page
> for shred (http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?shred+1). Shred is
> used in a shell script called Autoclave
> (http://staff.washington.edu/jdlarios/autoclave/) to securely wipe a
> hard drive before getting rid of it. I've attached the "autoclave.sh"
> script (as long as attachments are allowed, ask me for it if you don't
> get the attachment).
My bad! Shred *does* indeed exist on FreeBSD; it's part of
and it's installed as 'gshred' (because all the fileutils are prefixed
with a 'g' to avoid collisions with BSD versions of the same tools.)
You should be able to install the fileutils port, create a symbolic link
from 'shred' to 'gshred', and run the autoclave script.
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