A safe text editor // why??

Jens Lechtenboerger cloudpg at informationelle-selbstbestimmung-im-internet.de
Tue Sep 11 16:58:40 CEST 2012

On Di, Sep 11 2012, Peter Lebbing wrote:

> I think people want it because editing a text file *now* might
> expose the data *far into the future*. Temp files and swap pages
> have the potential to live on your hard disk for a very long time.
> [...]
> The only sure-fire remedy against a temp file that got deleted is
> a full wipe of the partition the file was on, as far as I know.

I neither see this as an editor issue nor a GnuPG one.  Instead, I'm
using full disk encryption.  Then I neither have to worry when a
device/disk gets stolen nor when it breaks and needs to be disposed.

Best wishes

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