A simple wrapper to the Unix shred command.
Use Node JS to securely delete files on your server with Unix's
npm install shredfile
Licensed under the MIT License:
All of the values listed in the example below represent the default values for their respective configuration item.
You can simply do this:
var shredfile = ;
And, you'll be good to go.
BUT: If you want more control, you can specify all sorts of options.
var shredfile =shred_path: '/usr/bin/shred' // Path to shred binary on your serverforce: false // If true, changes permissions of file to allow writing if necessaryiterations: 3 // How many time to overwrite the filebytes: null // If specified, it will shred to specified bytes and then stopremove: true // If true, removes (unlinks) file after shreddingzero: true // If true, adds final overwrite with zeros to hide shreddingdebug_mode: false // Whether or not to log info/debug/error msgs to the console;
Here is a non-default values example (to help you get an idea of what the proper-looking values should be):
var shredfile =shred_path: '/usr/local/bin/shred' // Maybe yours is located hereforce: true // You do want to change permissions to force writingiterations: 25 // You're paranoid. Writing over the file 25 times.bytes: '70M' // You're shredding the first 70 MB of the file onlyremove: false // You want to shred the file but keep it there.zero: false // You don't care about hiding the fact that you shredde the file.debug_mode: true // You want to know everything that happened.;
This method allows you to shred a one or many files.
filesrequired (string or array) A path (string) or list paths (array) to file(s) you want to be shredded.
end_cb(function) Will be called when the shred is complete. It takes 2 parameters:
err(string or null) A standard error message string (null if no error)
file(string) The original
filesparameter passed into this
status_cb(function) Will be called everytime the status of a file is changed (ex. renaming and each overwrite iteration). It takes 4 parameters:
action(string) This will be either 'overwriting' or 'renaming'
progress(float) The percentage of the specific action that is complete (ex. 0.66)
file(string) File name of the file that is currently being acted upon
active_file_path(string) Full path to the file that is currently being acted upon