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Why No Secure Delete in Fedora 26

asked 2018-02-25 17:06:37 -0500

FrankW gravatar image


I am brand new to Fedora and I am interested to understand why the decision was made not to include the Secure Delete package in the Repository? Frankly, I thought they were pretty darn handy and I am going to miss them. I suppose there is no 'work-around' means to install them on Workstation 26?


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Notably, you should use full disk encryption instead of “secure delete” to actually make sure there is no trace of your files’ contents when you delete them.

Aeyoun gravatar imageAeyoun ( 2018-02-28 14:21:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-02-25 22:41:24 -0500

florian gravatar image

shred comes with coreutils and is installed by default (sudo dnf provides shred).

srm and wipe are in fedora repository, and can easily be installed using sudo dnf -y install srm wipe.

Anything missing?

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