DESTROY(1) BSD General Commands Manual DESTROY(1)NAME
Destroy — Destroy files from the harddisk in a secure manner.
SYNOPSISdestroy [-shq] [file ...]
DESCRIPTIONdestroy removes files from the harddrive by overwriting the file with
NULL and Random bytes. You may specify a regular file, or an enitre
directory. In addition you may specify a wild card to destroy certain
file types or filename matches.
The Options are as follows:
-s Security level: The number of times the file will be overwritten
with NULL and Random bytes. If you enter a value of 5, 10 alter‐
nating overwrites will happen: 5 NULL and 5 Random. If this num‐
ber is not entered on the command line, a default value for the
security level will be set to 7 as perscribed by the U.S. Depart‐
ment of Defense. The lowest value accepted is 1, and the highest
security value is 20. NOTE: The higher the value, the longer the
program might take to run.
-f Destroy with force -- Remove all types of files; do not skip over
file types such as Sockets or Named Pipes.
-q Run quietly -- Suppress all output from this application. You
might not want all this stuff flying by on the screen should the
fedz be trying to watch.
-h Print help message and referance to this man page.
There are no known bugs at this time, if you find a bug, please report it
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BSD 23 January 2004 BSD