wiping files

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sat May 22 02:23:06 CEST 2004

On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 07:10:05PM -0400, Hasnain Mujtaba wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a file wipe utility in GPG, similar to the PGP wipe option? I
> am writing decrypted data to a linux file and would like to wipe that
> file.  

No.  This is not possible to do portably, and GnuPG needs to run on
dozens of platforms.

That said, see:


It's not nearly as easy it might seem to wipe a file.


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