Securely delete files...
reynt0 at cs.albany.edu
Fri Aug 22 20:38:37 CEST 2008
On Thu, 21 Aug 2008, David Shaw wrote:
. . .
> whether the filesystem you are using overwrites in place or not. Many modern
> filesystems (Reiser, XFS) do not necessarily overwrite in place. More
> primitive filesystems (like the FAT FS that is used on many external disks)
> do overwrite in place. Linux systems most commonly use ext3, and that may or
> may not overwrite in place, depending on how it is configured. Then there is
> the fact that many programs create temp files here and there which wouldn't
> get shredded. On top of that there is the fact that many programs save files
> in ways that can defeat shredding. Bottom line: it can be safe, but you have
. . .
Might anyone have any quick info about this issue for MacOS?
From, say, OS10.2's HFS+, through OS10.3 and 10.4's journaled
HFS+, to whatever the current OS10.5 does if different?
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