Chris -

Thank you very much.  I'll just modify "autoclave.sh" to use gshred
instead of shred.

Thanks again,

Ben 

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Pressey [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 2:17 PM
To: Pratt, Benjamin E.
Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: Secure Deletion (Like shred for Linux)??

On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:55:07 -0600
"Pratt, Benjamin E." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> 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

Ben,

My bad!  Shred *does* indeed exist on FreeBSD; it's part of

  /usr/ports/sysutils/fileutils

and it's installed as 'gshred' (because all the fileutils are prefixed
with a 'g' to avoid collisions with BSD versions of the same tools.)

You should be able to install the fileutils port, create a symbolic link
from 'shred' to 'gshred', and run the autoclave script.

HTH,
-Chris
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