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Wipe repeatedly writes special patterns to the file or files to be destroyed, using the fsync() call and/or the O_SYNC bit to force disk access, in order to lessen the chance of data recovery using techniques such as magnetic force microscopy.


RSS Recent releases

  •  10 Jan 2004 23:25

Release Notes: This version adds support for wiping to stdout, and fixes build on Solaris.

Release Notes: Many bugfixes, filename truncation for % display, and many other things.

  •  04 Apr 2003 03:47

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  05 Feb 2003 02:13

    Release Notes: Many bugs were fixed and features added.

    •  04 Nov 2002 11:31

    Release Notes: Major bugfixes were made. Lots of feature enhancements were added, and major security fixes were made.

    RSS Recent comments

    17 Aug 2005 04:23 badc0ded


    Thanks for the nice free wipe utility - I was about to start writing one myself until I found yours which had Gutmann's wiping patterns implemented.

    While the program seems quite complete and nicely written I think that a library with wiping functions (based on it) might be nice too, so that you can programmatically wipe various files. Think of a Midnight Commander option Wipe file(s) or others like that - any app that deletes files could have this option to wipe first. I might start working on this - what do you think?



    04 Mar 2000 11:28 rarez

    Wipe is a good for deleting material that is sensitive or material that say you don't want anyone to be able to find again.


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