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Effectivity of shred on different file systems

man shred warns that the command is not useful on file systems that don't overwrite in-place. I don't have much knowledge about the current and upcoming file systems, but I would suspect that many of ...
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How to securely delete data after rm

I deleted a file I meant to shred first. $ rm somefile instead of $ shred somefile $ rm somefile Is there a way to shred a file after 'rm'-ing it?