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November 15th, 2009, 05:57 AM
I know this is similar to my last post but here goes! I downloaded Secure-Delete from my repos but now have no idea how to work it or make a launcher. I know I probably should have read up more beforehand but any help/ideas?

November 15th, 2009, 11:40 AM
It's a command line utility. Secure Delete Howto (http://www.techthrob.com/2009/03/02/howto-delete-files-permanently-and-securely-in-linux/).

Quick example:

shred -u -n3 /path/to/files/*

This would securely wipe then delete all the files in the folder located in the folder "files". More than about 2 or 3 passes of scrubbing are pointless. The default is 25, which just wastes time and increases wear on the drive.

November 17th, 2009, 01:32 AM
Thanks! That link is very useful