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Date: 2009nov15
OS: Linux

Q.  How can I shred (completely delete all the data) on a floppy?

A.  Better than formatting, this will make all data on a floppy
unrecoverable by writing random data:

dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/floppy
Run it a few times. DOUBLE-CHECK: make sure you double check this command before running it! You don't want to shred the data on your hard disk!