Chris - It doesn't look like they do quite what I'd like. Here's the man page for shred (http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?shred+1). Shred is used in a shell script called Autoclave (http://staff.washington.edu/jdlarios/autoclave/) to securely wipe a hard drive before getting rid of it. I've attached the "autoclave.sh" script (as long as attachments are allowed, ask me for it if you don't get the attachment).
Ben -----Original Message----- From: Chris Pressey [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 1:50 PM To: Pratt, Benjamin E. Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Secure Deletion (Like shred for Linux)?? On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:31:52 -0600 "Pratt, Benjamin E." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hello - > > I'm fairly new to FreeBSD and was wondering if there are any other > programs out there for secure deletion. I know that you can use the > -P flag with rm to overwrite files but you can't specify the > iterations of overwriting. > > What I'm looking for is something similar to (or exactly like) shred > for Linux. Is it out there?? > > Thanks, > > Ben Hi, The only programs I've seen like what you describe are 'obliterate' and 'srm'. /usr/ports/sysutils/obliterate /usr/ports/security/srm I'm not sure either of them does exactly what you want (specifying how many times to overwrite the file,) but they may be worth checking out. -Chris
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