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wipe 2.3.1

Secure file/block device wiping utility

Wipe can erase files and block devices securely. To work properly it relies on several assumptions like having the block device write the correct sectors, etc. For files it also doesn't work on log-structured file systems such as F2FS, JFFS, LogFS, etc. You should not trust wipe to work as advertised until you have manually verified that all its assumption hold true on your system. To overwrite data it uses the Mersenne Twister pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) that is seeded with /dev/urandom or, if unavailable, /dev/random.


Install wipe 2.3.1 as follows:

guix install wipe@2.3.1

Or install the latest version:

guix install wipe

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.