Feature request: External deletion command
emoenke at gwdg.de
Wed Jun 6 18:28:00 GMT 2007
On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Melmi wrote:
> it would be nice if rsync could call an external command to delete
> files. Than one could call a secure deletion tool like "wipe", which
> overwrites files a few times before deleting them.
> Right now Im wiping personal data which I dont need anymore, but it
> doesnt help much since they can easily be recovered from my backup made
> with rsync.
You can use something like "--backup-dir=.old-saved --exclude /.old-saved"
and wipe out the directory .old-saved later yourself.
rsync will mv the files to the backup-dir (not cp).
Eberhard Mönkeberg (emoenke at gwdg.de, em at kki.org)
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