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[Bug-ddrescue] Re: Using ddrescue for the opposite purpose?

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Bug-ddrescue] Re: Using ddrescue for the opposite purpose?
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 20:06:30 +0100
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Michael Haardt wrote:
I do have one question, though: Would it fit easily in your code to add
a flag that does not copy data by all means, but wipes out whatever can
be wiped out, possibly even using the logfile approach to run it multiple
times with trying just what could not be wiped before?

GNU ddrescue is designed for the safe rescue of data, and will give up if the destination file has errors. I think a better solution would be to use a program like 'wipe' (http://directory.fsf.org/security/misc/wipe.html).

Antonio Diaz.

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