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How can I delete a file and completely remove it from the system FOREVER. I does have in mind that it's needed to override it. But how can I do that?

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  • The content, or the whole file with all metadata? What type of storage?
    – deviantfan
    Commented Aug 27, 2017 at 15:13
  • "Overriding everything if needed" in your title suggests you are prepared to accept collateral damage. If that is the case, smashing through the disk or ssd with a stone chisel, and smashing up the remaining junk with a fair sized hammer would do the job.
    – Jacco
    Commented Aug 27, 2017 at 15:23
  • the whole file and it can be a HD/SSD.
    – user141427
    Commented Aug 27, 2017 at 15:25
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    smashing can do it. but i think that what i mean is more like scrub and bleachbit. thanks ;D
    – user141427
    Commented Aug 27, 2017 at 15:26
  • Just offering options. The 'good enough' solution depends, as always, on your threat model.
    – Jacco
    Commented Aug 27, 2017 at 15:29

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Install scrub (secure erasing tool) and bleachbit (slack space scrubber)

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    I wonder whether both these software are designed for magnetic media; and whether they help with SSDs too.
    – Sas3
    Commented Aug 27, 2017 at 15:26

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