GSP
Quick Navigator

Search Site

Unix VPS
A - Starter
B - Basic
C - Preferred
D - Commercial
MPS - Dedicated
Previous VPSs
* Sign Up! *

Support
Contact Us
Online Help
Handbooks
Domain Status
Man Pages

FAQ
Virtual Servers
Pricing
Billing
Technical

Network
Facilities
Connectivity
Topology Map

Miscellaneous
Server Agreement
Year 2038
Credits
 

USA Flag

 

 

Man Pages


Manual Reference Pages  -  GITWIPE (1)

NAME

gitwipe - An utility for wiping files

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
See Also
Bugs
Authors

SYNOPSIS

gitwipe file ...

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the gitwipe command.

gitwipe is an utility for wiping files. It overwrites the file contents 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 ALSO

gitfm(1)

gitwipe and gitfm are documented fully by GNU Interactive Tools, available via the Info system.

BUGS

Please send bug reports to:
gnuit-dev@gnu.org

AUTHORS

Tudor Hulubei <tudor@cs.unh.edu>
Andrei Pitis <pink@pub.ro>
Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net> (Current maintainer)
Search for    or go to Top of page |  Section 1 |  Main Index


--> GITWIPE (1) Sep 30, 2007

Powered by GSP Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
Output converted with manServer 1.07.