removing a file with hyphens

Peter Corlett abuse at
Tue Jun 12 11:22:00 BST 2007

On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 01:38:20AM -0700, Simon Burr wrote:
> [...] That said, it can be an interesting exercise to think about how
> you'd really blat the contents of a disk to make the prior contents less
> readable - the usual method involves dd and /dev/random (if you have it;
> /dev/zero otherwise). Note that best way to make sure the data on a disk
> is no longer readable usually involves mechnically destroying the disk and
> then heat treating it.

It's usually cheaper to send it to yourself via Citylink for destruction,
and then again via Parcelforce for disposal.

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