Destroy files from the harddisk in a secure manner.
-shq] [file ...]
destroy removes files from the harddrive by overwriting
the file with NULL and Random bytes. You may specify a regular file, or an
enitre directory. In addition you may specify a wild card to destroy certain
file types or filename matches.
The Options are as follows:
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- Security level: The number of times the file will be overwritten with NULL
and Random bytes. If you enter a value of 5, 10 alternating overwrites
will happen: 5 NULL and 5 Random. If this number is not entered on the
command line, a default value for the security level will be set to 7 as
perscribed by the U.S. Department of Defense. The lowest value accepted is
1, and the highest security value is 20. NOTE: The higher the value, the
longer the program might take to run.
- Destroy with force -- Remove all types of files; do not skip over file
types such as Sockets or Named Pipes.
- Run quietly -- Suppress all output from this application. You might not
want all this stuff flying by on the screen should the fedz be trying to
- Print help message and referance to this man page.