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Offline mrj2

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Wiping free space using bcwipe on linux
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 07:57:38 PM »
I have recently installed bcwipe on my Debian Linux box.  The first time I used bcwipe to free space (with the F parameter), I had a power failure.  This resulted in a folder being left on the machine. 
The second time I ran bcwipe, the process completed but the folder associated with the first run remained on the PC.  Also, 47 GB of space have been taken up presumably by a temporary file.

I have tried as root user to rmdir the folder, but the operating system does not see the folder?

Does anyone have an idea as to how I can reclaim the space back and delete the folder?

Thanks in advance.

Michael :-\


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