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NAMEgitwipe - An utility for wiping files
SYNOPSISgitwipe file ...
DESCRIPTIONThis 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.
is part of the GNU Interactive Tools.
gitwipe and gitfm are documented fully by
GNU Interactive Tools,
available via the Info system.
BUGSPlease send bug reports to:
AUTHORSTudor Hulubei <email@example.com>
Andrei Pitis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ian Beckwith <email@example.com> (Current maintainer)