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Can anyone recommend a good GUI based secure deletion tool. I'm checking out BleachBit, would love something that will allow me to right-click and securely shred a file or folder ...
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    Secure File Deletion


    Can anyone recommend a good GUI based secure deletion tool. I'm checking out BleachBit, would love something that will allow me to right-click and securely shred a file or folder (incl subfolders + files) without me having to configure 'nautilus-actions' (because I tried that and it didn't work).

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    You can take a look at some of the file deletion utilities here to see if any of them might work for your needs:

    File Deletion | Linux App Finder

    I'm not sure if any of them have a GUI, but if one is not mandatory, you can securely delete files with wipe as simply as going to a command line and using the wipe command:

    Code:
    wipe file_name
    The manual page for wipe gives more info and options for using it:

    wipe(1): secure file deletion utility - Linux man page

    Hope you find something you like.
    oz

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    Thanks Oz, would this work on a folder (and subequent files/folders)?

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    Yes, for folders, it would be the following:

    Code:
    wipe -r folder_name
    The manual page will provide more details.
    oz

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