[Gllug] 'safe' deletion of files

Ashley Evans ashley at seamlessrecruitment.com
Thu Aug 12 14:17:56 UTC 2004

Nix wrote:

>On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Ashley Evans stated:
>>Why not add secure deleting to regular 'rm', have rms* and rm to do
>>pretend delete and real delete respectively.
>The historically correct name for this command would probably be
>`dws', after the ancient `dws' command which eventually morphed
>into the -i flag to rm(1). :)
#define - just in case :)
    secure  - delete with overwrites etc
    safe - delete with move to .trash or similar

Having this all combined in to one 'rm' would IMH(and inexperienced)O 
would be a good plan, it would mean that the new user friendly desktops 
don't have to develop incompatible systems for .trash type 
implementations and you get the, maybe less useful, befefit of delete 
with secruity.

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