GITWIPE(1)GITWIPE(1)NAMEgitwipe - An utility for wiping files
SYNOPSISgitwipe file ...
This manual page documents briefly the gitwipe command.
gitwipe is an utility for wiping files. It overwrites the file con‐
tents with a random sequence of numbers and then calls `sync'().
Note that gitwipe does not remove the wiped file since (under `Linux'
at least) the `sync'() system call might return before actually writing
the new file contents to disk. Removing the file might be dangerous
because some file systems can detect that the blocks in the removed
wiped file are no longer used and never write them back to disk in
order to improve performance. It is up to you to remove the file(s) at
a later moment.
gitwipe is part of the GNU Interactive Tools.
SEE ALSOgitfm(1)gitwipe and gitfm are documented fully by GNU Interactive Tools, avail‐
able via the Info system.
Please send bug reports to:
Tudor Hulubei <email@example.com>
Andrei Pitis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ian Beckwith <email@example.com> (Current maintainer)
Sep 30, 2007 GITWIPE(1)