Each entry in purge specifies a file that is a member of type. Blank lines and lines beginning with ``#'' are ignored.
The optional field count is the number of times to overwrite file when it is purged. The default value of count is one.
The two types system and user are hardwired into the purge utility. These types can be overwritten with the -s and -u switches to purge respectively.
This file should be configured on site to reflect files and devices that are sensitive and need to be protected from unauthorized access.
The initial contents of the file are:
/tmp system /u user /user userNote that /usr is not included in the file as it is system-related.