securely overwrite files with Python
peter at engcorp.com
Sat Mar 6 00:15:20 CET 2004
Mathias Waack wrote:
> Bart Nessux wrote:
>>Is there a shred module in Python?
> First: It is not possible. Let me cite some sentences from shred(1):
> CAUTION: Note that shred relies on a very important
> assumption: that the filesystem overwrites data in place.
> This is the traditional way to do things, but many modern
> filesystem designs do not satisfy this assumption.
I'm fairly sure that at least some "journalling" or "logging" file
systems, such as ReiserFS, or maybe ext3, on Linux, violate this assumption.
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