wipe - Secure file deletion

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name wipe
Package version 0.22
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 122 B
Download size 45.99 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Recovery of supposedly erased data from magnetic media is easier than what many
people would like to believe. A technique called Magnetic Force Microscopy
(MFM) allows any moderately funded opponent to recover the last two or three
layers of data written to disk. Wipe repeatedly writes special patterns to the
files to be destroyed, using the fsync() call and/or the O_SYNC bit to force
disk access.


Package Version Architecture Repository
wipe_0.22-1_amd64.deb 0.22 amd64 Debian Main
wipe - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.2


Type URL
Binary Package wipe_0.22-1_i386.deb
Source Package wipe

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install wipe deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install wipe




2011-09-17 - Julien Valroff <julien@debian.org>
wipe (0.22-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* New upstream release 
* Switch to debhelper 8
* Update to standards 3.9.2 
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source package format 
* Remove useless lintian overrides (use dch --team to avoid Lintian
* Add patch to fix manpages syntax 
* Update VCS-* fields 
* Update copyright information and fix DEP-5 syntax 
2009-07-29 - Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
wipe (0.21-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Minimizing rules file.
* Setting uploaders to Christophe.
2009-07-09 - Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
wipe (0.21-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Updating package to standards version 3.8.2.
* Updating upstream homepage.
* Adding lintian overrides.
2009-05-28 - Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
wipe (0.21-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Updating vcs fields.
* Replacing obsolete dh_clean -k with dh_prep.
* Prefixing debhelper files with package name.
* Updating to standards 3.8.1.
* Updating year in copyright file.
* Tidy rules file.
* Using correct rfc-2822 date formats in changelog.
2008-09-14 - Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
wipe (0.21-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixing git-dch email address misstake.
* Updating to standards 3.8.0.
* Upgrading package to debhelper 7.
* Sorting vcs fields in control file.
* Adding full license headers to copyright file.
2008-02-22 - Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
wipe (0.21-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Removing useless whitespaces.
* Bumping package to debhelper 6.
* Setting maintainer to Debian Forensics.
* Adding vcs fields in control.
* Rewritten copyright in machine readable form.
* Reordering rules.
2007-12-23 - Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
wipe (0.21-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Bumped to new policy.
* Using new homepage field in control.
* Don't hide make errors in clean target of rules.
* Removing non-existing distclean call in clean target of rules.
2007-05-01 - Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
wipe (0.21-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Minor cleanups.
* Bumped package to debhelper 5.
2006-10-16 - Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
wipe (0.21-2) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.
* Adjusted debian/* to my own customs.
2006-09-23 - Thomas Schoepf <schoepf@debian.org>
wipe (0.21-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Acknowledge the changes made in the NMU 0.20-2.1. Thanks to Max Kellermann
for the patch and Alexander Wirt for the NMU!
Closes: Bug#383467
* The NMU patch for Bug#383467 are now incorporated upstream.
* debian/README.Debian: removed because upstream removed the files rc6.c,
rc6.h and secure_del.html from the tarball. Now the Debian tar.gz no
longer differs from the upstream .tar.gz.
* debian/control: Bumped Standards-Version to 3.7.2. No changes required.

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