This is a discussion on Re: [patch] rm can have undesired side-effects - FreeBSD ; Bakul Shah wrote: > Sorry if I tuned in late:-) > > I vote for taking *out* -P. It is an ill-designed feature. > Or if you keep it, also add it to mv, cp -f & ln -f since ...
Bakul Shah wrote:
> Sorry if I tuned in late:-)
> I vote for taking *out* -P. It is an ill-designed feature.
> Or if you keep it, also add it to mv, cp -f & ln -f since
> these commands can also unlink a file and once unlinked in
> this matter you can't scrub it. And also fix up the behavior
> for -P when multiple links. And since mv can use rename(2),
> you will have to also dirty up the kernel interface somehow.
> Not to mention even editing such a sensitive file can leave
> stuff all over the disk that a bad guy can get at. If you
> are truely paranoid (as opposed to paranoid only when on
> meds) you know how bad that is!
> If you are that concious about scrubbing why not add
> scrubbing as a mount option (suggested option: -o paranoid)
> then at least it will be handled consistently.
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