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Securely delete files in OS X

[ and the sudo command to ensure all files would be deleted regardless of permission/ownership. In the end in looks like this:

sudo nice -19 srm -rfv ~/.Trash/*

Yeah, while the -v flag will slow things down slightly, I prefer to have ‘verbose’ output from the command to understand exactly what it’s doing. Does anyone have better/more secure way to do this? Leave a message in the comments if you do, I’d love to learn more about this.