Secure text editor?

Ryan Malayter malayter at
Tue May 15 00:15:05 CEST 2007

On 5/14/07, Zach Himsel <z.himsel at> wrote:
> On 5/14/07, Peter S. May <me at> wrote:
> > On Linux, swap space is its own partition
> I just realized something. You have the option to NOT use swap
> space in Linux. Does this mean that there is no memory written
> to disk? If so, then it might be plausible to either have a
> dedicated machine with no swapfile for the encryption or
> temporarily turn off swap for the encryption/decryption process
> and then re-enable it after.

The same option exists in all versions of Windows NT, but you have to
change the system options to run with no pagefile and then reboot. We
run most of our development virtual machines this way, to decrease the
size of the virtual disk files.

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