Enhanced "wipe" and recycling

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#1
1/ Enhance the /W (wipe) option of the DEL and MOVE commands by adding an
optional count field, e.g. /W100. If the count field is used, it specifies
the number of times the file is to be wiped, where "wiped" means each bit is
overwritten twice, once with a 1 and once with a 0.

2/ Add the enhanced /W option to the RECYCLE command to permit wiping files
which had already been moved to the recycle bin (typically by programs other
than TCC).

3/ Add an option to MOVE to move the original file to the recycle bin of the
source drive when the file is moved to another drive. Using /W would need to
override this new option, as is done in DEL.
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Steve
 
#2
If the /W is to be enhanced, I'd suggest that using established DoD or NIST
or NSA or other (international) governmental agencies' recommended methods.

At least one NIST document I read suggested that overwriting once with
modern media was sufficient.

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 6:53 AM, Steve Fábián <>wrote:


> 1/ Enhance the /W (wipe) option of the DEL and MOVE commands by adding an
> optional count field, e.g. /W100. If the count field is used, it specifies
> the number of times the file is to be wiped, where "wiped" means each bit
> is
> overwritten twice, once with a 1 and once with a 0.
>
> 2/ Add the enhanced /W option to the RECYCLE command to permit wiping files
> which had already been moved to the recycle bin (typically by programs
> other
> than TCC).
>
> 3/ Add an option to MOVE to move the original file to the recycle bin of
> the
> source drive when the file is moved to another drive. Using /W would need
> to
> override this new option, as is done in DEL.
> --
> Steve
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