Crap Cleaner For Linux (With Secure File Deletion)

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Crap Cleaner For Linux (With Secure File Deletion)

Postby maynoth on Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:45 am

I really miss crapcleaner, it cleaned out all the junk on your drive... firefox cache, cookies etc, trash and all other misc files and securely deleted them so they were unrecoverable. I would love to see something like this for mint. At the moment I have a shred menu action on nautilus, I don't think writing a simple gui to shred locations like trash: and firefox cache etc would be too hard




I have added shred to my nautilus menu's for files and folders:

install nautilus-actions via synaptic package manager

launch nautilus actions configuration
-->system--->preferences--->nautilus actions configuration


Add

Label = Shred

Path = shred

Parameters = -fuz %M

Click ok and exit



in terminal type killall nautilus
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Postby WinXpNewb on Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:30 am

What is shred? Nothing pops up from a search in Synaptic.
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Postby maynoth on Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:43 am

shred is a command not a program.

Shred is used to securely erase files by overwriting them 25 times with random 0's and 1's. then it finishes with a final coat of 000000000000's to mask its deletion.


For more information on the shred command in terminal (command line) type:



info shred
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