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An utility for wiping files.

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Sep 30, 2007
GITWIPE(1) General Commands Manual GITWIPE(1)

NAME

gitwipe - An utility for wiping files

SYNOPSIS

gitwipe file ...

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the gitwipe command. gitwipe is an utility for wiping files. It overwrites the file contents with a random sequence of numbers and then calls `sync'(). Note that gitwipe does not remove the wiped file since (under `Linux' at least) the `sync'() system call might return before actually writing the new file contents to disk. Removing the file might be dangerous because some file systems can detect that the blocks in the removed wiped file are no longer used and never write them back to disk in order to improve performance. It is up to you to remove the file(s) at a later moment. gitwipe is part of the GNU Interactive Tools.

SEE ALSO

gitfm(1) gitwipe and gitfm are documented fully by GNU Interactive Tools, available via the Info system.

BUGS

Please send bug reports to: @gnu.org

AUTHORS

Tudor Hulubei <@cs.unh.edu> Andrei Pitis <@pub.ro> Ian Beckwith <@erislabs.net> (Current maintainer)
Sep 30, 2007 GITWIPE(1)
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