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fwipe overwrites your file a specified number of times (default: 5) and then deletes it. It is extremely secure; it will not be confused by filenames containing special characters, and is suitable for use in cleanup scripts by system admins.


Recent releases

  •  14 Apr 2001 12:19

    Release Notes: This release adds Red Hat 6.2 RPM support.

    •  19 Mar 2001 06:25

      Release Notes: A new "slowness" feature has been added to ease console "freezing" during large wipes.

      •  21 Jan 2001 06:33

        Release Notes: This release was overwriting with zeros but not ones, now uses unbuffered writes reducing CPU consumption, and overall performs the same since I/O is the limiting resource.

        •  22 Aug 2000 14:03

          Release Notes: Command-line options were added. For example, "fwipe0 -n" can now be used with Dan Bernstein's maildirserial command to securely erase the contents of a qmail maildir. Typos in the man pages were also cleaned up.

          •  12 Aug 2000 17:05

            Release Notes: First public release.


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