Feature request: External deletion command

Eberhard Moenkeberg emoenke at gwdg.de
Thu Jun 7 09:23:08 GMT 2007


On Thu, 7 Jun 2007, Melmi wrote:
> Eberhard wrote:

> > Filenames will stay original. rsync creates the true original directory 
> > structure (as far as needed) below the backup-dir, so no need to change 
> > filenames.
> I know. We misunderstood each other, I guess. Example:
> /home/mario/myfile.txt ist to be securely deleted. Using the "wipe" 
> tool, not only the contents of the file are overwriten multiple times. 
> The filename entry is also overwriten lots of times, so even the name of 
> the file can not be recovered.
> But this file would still exist in the backup directory 
> /backup/mario/myfile.txt. After the next rsync run, it would be moved to 
> /backup/old_saved. As you said, it can be securely deleted there, 
> including filename destruction. But the filename entry for 
> /backup/mario/myfile.txt was only modified by the rsync move, and now 
> there is no way of destroying it securely.

OK, I see it now.
You could force the re-use of the deleted directory entries by creating 
a bunch of dummy files at the original directory and then wipe them out.

Viele Grüße
Eberhard Mönkeberg (emoenke at gwdg.de, em at kki.org)

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