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Adding a Secure Delete Option to Nautilus File Manager in Linux

Jul 08, 2010, 12:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan DePrizio)

"I've previously written about how to securely and permanently delete files in Linux and Windows. The programs I mentioned in those tutorials were all command-line baed, but this tutorial will show you how to add a secure-delete option to the contextual menu in Ubuntu and Fedora Linux.

"1. Install the Nautilus Actions Configuration utility

"First, install the nautilus-actions package, which provides a graphical utility for editing the Nautilus right-click menu. We'll use this utility to add the secure delete option. You can install the nautilus-actions package by using the following command:

Fedora: sudo yum install nautilus-actions
Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions

"Once installed, you can configure the new menu option."

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