Is there a way to add shred to ElementaryOS content menu? So instead of typing shred -f -v -z -u file.zip I can just right click the file and delete it.

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This should be possible with a contractor, something like this:

[Contractor Entry] Name=Shred Description=Securely delete a file Icon= MimeType=!inode/blockdevice;inode/chardevice;inode/fifo;inode/socket; Exec=shred -f -z -u %f

Place this in /usr/share/contractor/shred.contract and you should then get an entry when you right-click on a file.


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