[sf-lug] Hard Drive Wipe software

Eric Walstad eric at ericwalstad.com
Mon Oct 27 15:55:36 PDT 2008

Hi Jim,

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Jim Cortez <jim at jimcortez.com> wrote:
> I have a friend who is planning on selling their laptop on Craigslist and
> needs to wipe the hard drive. Any recommendations for a user-friendly open
> software?

shred is user-friendly enough for me:

sudo shred -n 2 -z -v /dev/foobar
where foobar is the device name to wipe.

man shred
for details


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