srm - A secure replacement for rm

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Tumbleweed
Repository Security all
Package filename srm-1.2.15-29.36.x86_64.rpm
Package name srm
Package version 1.2.15
Package release 29.36
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Category Hardware/Other
License SUSE-SGI-FreeB-2.0
Maintainer -
Download size 23.26 KB
Installed size 48.33 KB
Unlike the standard rm, srm overwrites the data in the target files before unlinking them. This prevents command-line recovery of the data by examining the raw block device. It may also help frustrate physical examination of the disk, although it's unlikely that it can completely prevent that type of recovery. It is, essentially, a paper shredder for sensitive files.
srm is ideal for personal computers or workstations with Internet connections. It can help prevent malicious users from breaking in and undeleting personal files, such as old emails. It's also useful for permanently removing files from expensive media. For example, cleaning your diary off the zip disk you're using to send vacation pictures to Uncle Lou. Because it uses the exact same options as rm(1), srm is simple to use. Just subsitute it for rm whenever you want to destroy files, rather than just unlinking them.


Package Version Architecture Repository
srm-1.2.15-29.36.i586.rpm 1.2.15 i586 Security
srm-1.2.15-1.14.x86_64.rpm 1.2.15 x86_64 openSUSE Oss
srm-1.2.15-1.14.i586.rpm 1.2.15 i586 openSUSE Oss
srm - - -


Name Value -


Name Value
srm = 1.2.15-29.36
srm(x86-64) = 1.2.15-29.36


Type URL
Binary Package srm-1.2.15-29.36.x86_64.rpm
Source Package srm-1.2.15-29.36.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the Security repository:
    # zypper addrepo security
  2. Install srm rpm package:
    # zypper install srm




2015-03-26 -
- Update to version 1.2.15
* fix handling of files > 2GB on Windows.
* fix handling of symlinks to files owned by root.
- Changes from version 1.2.14
* fix fill() function, this fixes DoE and Gutmann modes.
* new --rcmp mode.
* use simple mode by default and not Gutmann 35 pass.
2014-09-01 -
- update to v1.2.13
* add command line are for Gutmann method
* overwrite POSIX attributes on Linux
* exit status 1 if remove fails
* various code cleanups - see <>
2012-09-18 -
- license update: SUSE-SGI-FreeB-2.0
MIT with the advertising clause below is more akin to the SGI FreeB 2.0
2012-09-17 -
- replace _service with a tarball in preparation of submission to factory
2012-09-04 -
- ran thru spec-cleaner
- change license in specfile from BSD to MIT
- remove "-autoreconf -fiv" so it can build with OS 12.2
- remove srm-configure.patch since it is no longer used by autoreconf
- add --disable-debug to configure line
2011-02-25 -
- Fix header detection
2011-02-25 -
- Initial version

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