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gitwipe is an utility for wiping files. It overwrites the file
contents with a random sequence of numbers and then calls ‘sync’().
gitwipe does *not* remove the wiped file since (under
Linux at least) the ‘sync’() system call might return before
actually writing the new file contents to disk. Removing the file might
be dangerous because some file systems can detect that the blocks in the
removed wiped file are no longer used and never write them back to disk
in order to improve performance. It is up to you to remove the file(s)
at a later moment.
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