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Fast trash emptying via Unix script turned into an app
Authored by: memco on Jul 25, '09 12:03:22PM

This is equivalent to a secure empty trash right? Is there a need to run the delete free space command in diskutil after this? I remember seeing an article that said doing so after a normal Finder "Empty trash" was much faster than a secure empty)?



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Secure delete
Authored by: scooby509 on Jul 26, '09 01:31:28PM

No, this is not the same as secure delete. ("Secure delete" means adding an overwrite step before deletion.)

Add the -P option to the rm command to force rm to overwrite files before deletion. But once you're doing that, you gain no speed advantage over having the Finder do it.



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