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Package: wipe (0.22-1)

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Secure file deletion

Recovery of supposedly erased data from magnetic media is easier than what many people would like to believe. A technique called Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) allows any moderately funded opponent to recover the last two or three layers of data written to disk. Wipe repeatedly writes special patterns to the files to be destroyed, using the fsync() call and/or the O_SYNC bit to force disk access.

Tags: User Interface: Command Line, Role: Program, Scope: scope::utility, security::privacy, Works with: Files

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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 52.5 kB130.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 48.2 kB124.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 (unofficial port) 41.5 kB116.0 kB [list of files]
armel 46.0 kB118.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 43.8 kB108.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 44.0 kB123.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 41.6 kB115.0 kB [list of files]
i386 46.0 kB122.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 43.4 kB78.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 41.8 kB72.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 43.4 kB119.0 kB [list of files]
mips 50.2 kB124.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 50.6 kB124.0 kB [list of files]
powerpc 50.5 kB122.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 44.5 kB114.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 50.3 kB126.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 49.8 kB132.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 50.1 kB122.0 kB [list of files]
sparc 48.0 kB121.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 47.5 kB76.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 41.9 kB112.0 kB [list of files]