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From: Michael Kintzios <michaelkintzios@××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] How to shred without deleting /dev/*
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 12:10:08
1 Hi All,
3 I was blanking a floppy but when I ran:
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5 $ shred -u -v /dev/fd0
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7 /dev/fd0 was dully deleted after the shred operation finished. Rebooting the machine relaunched udev which recreated fd0 (is there another way to avoid having to reboot)?
9 On the second floppy I thought of avoiding unwittingly deleting the fd0 node so I tried:
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11 $ shred -u -v /dev/fd0/
12 shred: /dev/fd0/: Not a directory
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14 Or:
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16 $ shred -u -v /dev/fd0/
17 shred: /dev/fd0/*: Not a directory
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20 Is there a way of shredding a complete floppy (not just a file at a time) without removing the /dev/fd0 node?
21 --
22 Regards,
23 Mick
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] How to shred without deleting /dev/* Renat Golubchyk <ragermany@×××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] How to shred without deleting /dev/* Jason Cooper <gentoo@××××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] How to shred without deleting /dev/* Chris Cox <yeahsowhat@×××××.com>