As a first time user of SHRED I wanted to be sure that things would work EXACTLY as expected.
Just as well too!
So, I made a small partition of 8MB, zeroed it out, formated it to ext2, & stored a load of text files in it.
Then:- I used dd to copy an image of the partition to a file (a), SHREDed one of the text files in the partition [using the zero-out-after and the leave-the-name-in-the-directory options] and then made another image-copy of the partion (b).
Clicking on the filename in the file manager the file opened as a 'nil' document [so far so good].
Using KHexedit I then looked in both (a) and for (b) for the file; it was in both!
So I did 'sync' in a shell root terminal, made another image-copy of the partition and looked again, - still there! =(:-o
So then from the file manager, I opened the the 'SHREDed' file modified it, saved it, made another image-copy of the partition and looked again for the original file, - still there! =(:-O
(I am still on kernel 2.6.19 so maybe the above is no longer an issue)
Uhmm, - can anybody tell me please - what's going on here? - 'coz I haven't a clue!