Can I wipe the original un-encrypted file in GPG?

Frank Tobin
Sun, 29 Oct 2000 19:41:47 -0600 (CST)

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Kevin Hung, at 17:05 -0800 on Sun, 29 Oct 2000, wrote:

> In PGP, after I encrypt a file using either symmetric or public key
> encryption, I have an option to "wipe" the original file. Using "wipe"
> is better than simply deleting the file. Is there a "wipe" option in
> GPG?
This is not the responsibility of GnuPG to perform; there are other tools to perform this action. In any case, trying to perform 'good wipes' is generally wild goose chase, full of problems and holes, and often not possible to do in any fashion. - -- Frank Tobin -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: pgpenvelope 2.9.0 - iEYEARECAAYFAjn80eYACgkQVv/RCiYMT6MgWQCbBHTYPOKEZ/Ny3TNVcU3Me9xv LFcAnjdUXqSTf7h5eva4mk8REh5zF85Z =Gt1N -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to