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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 7 years ago
  • Total downloads: 118
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Linux
  • Publisher: Matthew Gauthier
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linux default iconsrm Publisher's description

A secure replacement for rm

srm is a secure replacement for rm.

Unlike the standard rm, it overwrites the data in the target files before unlinking them. This prevents command-line recovery of the data by examining the raw block device. It may also help frustrate physical examination of the disk, although it's unlikely that it can completely prevent that type of recovery. It is, after all, a paper shredder for sensitive files.

srm is ideal for personal computers or workstations with Internet connections. It can help prevent malicious users from breaking in and undeleting personal files, such as old emails. It's also useful for permanently removing files from expensive media.

For example, cleaning your diary off the zip disk you're using to send vacation pictures to Uncle Lou. Because it uses the exact same options as rm(1), srm is simple to use. Just subsitute it for rm whenever you want to destroy files, rather than just unlinking them.

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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