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bug in shred?

From: Ben Elliston
Subject: bug in shred?
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 20:51:38 +1100
User-agent: Mutt/

The man page for shred indicates that -x prevents shred from rounding
up to the "nearest block size", however without -x, shred fails to
shred block devices when the device size is not a multiple of the
block size.  The final write() fails and shred subsequently fails.

Perhaps shred should assume -x when the file to shred is not a regular


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