Wipe function?

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Tue Aug 26 23:34:02 2003

On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 11:21:31PM +0200, Thomas Sj=F6gren wrote:
> Is there plans to add a "wipe" function to GPG?
> For example:
> gpg -sew -r Bob file
>   sign and encrypt for user Bob, when done wipe the original file
> Traditional wiping with shred or wipe shouldn't be trusted  on journali=
> filesystem, so maybe filling the original file with garbage, something=20
> like /dev/urandom > file, might be an option?

There are no plans.  Wipe functionality, as you point out, is a very
different problem on different platforms and different filesystems.
You need something written for your platform and filesystem.