srm: Secure file deletion for POSIX systems1

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srm is a secure replacement for rm(1). Unlike the standard rm, it overwrites the data in the target files before unlinking them. This prevents command-line recovery of the data by examining the raw block device. It may also help frustrate physical examination of the disk, although it's unlikely that it can completely prevent that type of recovery. It is, essentially, a paper shredder for sensitive files.

... part of T2, get it here

URL: http://srm.sourceforge.net

Author: Matthew Gauthier
Maintainer: The T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: MIT
Status: Stable
Version: 1.2.15

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).

Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/srm/files/ srm-1.2.15.tar.gz

T2 source: srm.cache
T2 source: srm.desc

Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.03 MB, 7 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils findutils gawk gcc glibc grep linux-header make mktemp net-tools sed sysfiles tar

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).