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DESTROY(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		    DESTROY(1)

NAME
     Destroy --	Destroy	files from the harddisk	in a secure manner.

SYNOPSIS
     destroy [-shq] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     destroy removes files from	the harddrive by overwriting the file with
     NULL and Random bytes.  You may specify a regular file, or	an enitre di-
     rectory.  In addition you may specify a wild card to destroy certain file
     types or filename matches.

     The Options are as	follows:

     -s	     Security level: The number	of times the file will be overwritten
	     with NULL and Random bytes.  If you enter a value of 5, 10	alter-
	     nating overwrites will happen: 5 NULL and 5 Random.  If this num-
	     ber is not	entered	on the command line, a default value for the
	     security level will be set	to 7 as	perscribed by the U.S. Depart-
	     ment of Defense.  The lowest value	accepted is 1, and the highest
	     security value is 20.  NOTE: The higher the value,	the longer the
	     program might take	to run.

     -f	     Destroy with force	-- Remove all types of files; do not skip over
	     file types	such as	Sockets	or Named Pipes.

     -q	     Run quietly -- Suppress all output	from this application.	You
	     might not want all	this stuff flying by on	the screen should the
	     fedz be trying to watch.

     -h	     Print help	message	and referance to this man page.

BUGS
     There are no known	bugs at	this time, if you find a bug, please report it
     to: <modsix@gmail.com>

AUTHOR
     Shane Kinney (mod6) <modsix@gmail.com> | mod6 @ irc.freebsdhackers.net
     #freebsd |	WWW: http://www.mod6.net

FreeBSD	13.0			23 January 2004			  FreeBSD 13.0

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