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I have been using WindowsWasher for a few years now (obviously on my WinPC) and like the features that it provides (ie: bleaching things that I delete up to 32 ...
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    Anyone know of a good trashwashing program for linux?


    I have been using WindowsWasher for a few years now (obviously on my WinPC) and like the features that it provides (ie: bleaching things that I delete up to 32 times so that it cannot be retrieved). Not wure why I like to do that, I just do, that way my financial data or anything else like that cannot be retrieved by those that I don't want to have it.

    My question is: Does anyone know of a program like this for Linux (I am using Suse 9.1 Pro if anyone is wondering) and am a relative newbie, less than a year under my belt.

    Thanks in advance,
    Speedo

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    This is a really cool program:

    abaababa.ouvaton.org/wipe/

    Wipe kicks royal arse!

    -lakerdonald

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    My God your fast man. :o Thanks for the fast reply, I think that is exactly what I am looking for.

    Speedo

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    wow, that WAS fast. lol
    ganbatte ne! (good luck)
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    Cant you just
    Code:
    cat /dev/zero > somefile
    Be carefull, you can format your HD if you use the wrong path.
    --monkey

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    Do I have to compile wipe myself? I haven't done that before, but am willing to learn. I would appreciate any help I can get.

    BTW, I am using Suse9.1 Pro

    Speedo

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    just install something like atp-get or yum to do the dirty work for you. Or yo can search sorceforge and other rpm repositories for a rpm of the program that you are looking for, most programs have a rpm's or them somewere, its just a seach to find them.
    Avoid the Gates of Hell. Use Linux
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    Thanks, I will search sourceforge as it is the only one that I am familiar with.

    It'll be a great day when I feel as comfortable in Linux as I do in another OS

    Thanks,

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