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Re: shred rename behavior

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: shred rename behavior
Date: Mon, 6 May 2019 17:05:27 +0200
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On 5/4/19 4:16 PM, Nuzhna Pomoshch wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a number of very long file names (~200 characters). When I use shred 
> on them, first of all, it slows shred down a bit doing 200 renames, and 
> second, for files on SSDs, I worry that so many write operations will cause 
> the SSDs to wear out before they otherwise would.
> I wonder if you know any way to perhaps rename a file to all zeros, then 
> rename it to a single zero, and then unlink it. I guess I just don't see the 
> gain from the extra security in the present method as worth the cost.
> Any thoughts? Thank you in advance.
> NP

The question is if (parts of) the name is/are also secret or not.
See the --remove=[how] option.

Have a nice day,

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