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Removing files securely





NPM Package Build Status Dependency status JavaScript Style Guide


polyfill(file[, options])

Securely remove a file, using a pure JS implementation.

  • file (String) - Filepath to securely remove
  • options (Object)
    • iterations (Number) - Overwrite the contents N times instead of the default (3).
    • randomSource (String) - Filename to read random bytes from (i.e. /dev/urandom). By default, crypto.randomBytes() is used as the source of random data.
    • size (String|Number) - Shred this many bytes (suffixes like K, M, G accepted). By default, all of the file is shredded.
    • remove (Boolean) - Truncate and remove file after overwriting. Default false.
    • zero (Boolean) - Add a final overwrite with zeros to hide shredding. Default false.

shred(path[, options])

Remove a file by shelling out to shred. Works on Linux ONLY!

  • file (String) - Filepath to securely remove
  • options (Object)
    • force (Boolean) - Change permissions to allow writing if necessary.
    • exact (Boolean) - Do not round file sizes up to the next full block; this is the default for non-regular files.
    • Supports all options supported by polyfill()...