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Re: Wiping a drive: /dev/zero or /dev/urandom better?
From: Robert Larsen <robert () the-playground dk>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 21:03:10 +0200

Wipe is your friend:

http://wipe.sourceforge.net/

From the site: "Wipe uses /dev/urandom, or if unavailable, /dev/random, as a source for entropy. The Mersenne Twister PRNG is used for speed."

There are also a couple of links to other articles about safe file deletion on the web site.


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