Bug#726388: wipe: Wipe does not succeed in hiding filenames of wiped files

Michael Prokop mika at debian.org
Tue Oct 15 15:32:54 UTC 2013

* Timo Boettcher [Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 10:46:55AM +0200]:

> The wipe man-page states:
> "Normally, wipe tries to cover file names by renaming them"

> However, this does not work for me for different versions of wipe.
> Using fls from the sleuthkit, its easy to see the name of the wiped file
> in the filesystem on the ext{2,3,4} filesystems. On vfat, btrfs and xfs
> the filename can be retrieved easily, too.

> My testcase was:
> Description: really delete filenames of deleted files
> Author: Timo Boettcher <timo.boettcher at redteam-pentesting.de>
> Last-Update: 2013-10-15

Thanks for the detailed explanation.

FTR, this bug report has been filed upstream as
and in Fedora as

Iff there should be no reaction from upstream in the following
days/weeks then Till Maas is planning to take care for the Fedora
part (see URL above) and I'm planning to include the patch in the
Debian package.

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