really deleting

Martin Pool mbp at
Sun Mar 2 18:36:39 EST 2003

On  2 Mar 2003, Andrew Donehue <andrew at> wrote:

>           I am after a program that will go through an ext2 based 
> filesystem and look for any deleted files, and actually zero out the 
> contents of that deleted file on the hdd..... The reason for this
> is.....

I don't know of a program that'll do it, but you should be able to get
the information you need out of debugfs, and build something in a
script on that.

Or perhaps you can use dump(8) rather than dd.


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