Purge of documents

Asked by Benjamin on 2011-10-12

Can anyone recommend a purge application for OpenOffice word processor documents?

The purge app in SoftwareCentre is not authenticated.

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How do you mean 'purge app'?

Do you want to clear your recent documents list? Is that what you mean?

Benjamin (skivvy51) said : #2

No. Not only must the documents be deleted but it must be impossible to recover them from the hard-drive. They must be reduced to an assortment of junk code which no-one can use.

Oh so you want a safe delete tool. Look into shred :)

Why didn't you add the text in your last update to the initial question when you asked it. It's much clearer.

Benjamin (skivvy51) said : #4

Thank-you.

Please note that if you want to make it *impossible* to recover a file, then you must overwrite the entire disk that contained it, and you must do it in a very specific way. (And if the disk that contained the swap was a different disk, you must overwrite its contents too. And if they are not magnetic hard disks, then no sure-fire way of doing so has been established.)

If you want more info on this, please feel free to post again.