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  dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX iflag=nocache oflag=direct bs=4096
 
  dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX iflag=nocache oflag=direct bs=4096
  
repeat end with
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dd command repeat
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<pre>
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while [ 1 ];
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do
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  kill -USR1 $(pidof dd)
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  sleep 5;
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done
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</pre>
  
 
*Progress of DD
 
*Progress of DD

Revision as of 09:40, 17 December 2013

sudo apt-get install secure-delete

This has four tools:

srm - securely delete an existing file
smem - securely delete traces of a file from ram
sfill - wipe all the space marked as empty on your hard drive
sswap - wipe all the data from you swap space.

Wipe Drive Erase

dd command

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX iflag=nocache oflag=direct bs=4096

dd command repeat

while [ 1 ];
do 
  kill -USR1 $(pidof dd)
  sleep 5;
done
  • Progress of DD
while [ 1 ];
do 
  kill -USR1 $(pidof dd)
  sleep 5;
done


Notes