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  sswap - wipe all the data from you swap space.
 
  sswap - wipe all the data from you swap space.
  
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dd command
 
dd command
 
  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

Revision as of 16:20, 19 November 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 Erasure

dd command

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX iflag=nocache oflag=direct bs=4096
  • Progress of DD
while [ 1 ];
do 
  kill -USR1 $(pidof dd)
  sleep 5;
done


Notes