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Jan 042010

How to safety delete a file in Linux?


Sometimes, you might have a very sensitive file that don't want others to recover, you might want to use the following command

shred -u password.txt

The command will overwrite the password.txt repeatedly, in order to make it harder for data recovery, and finally delete it.

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