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Re: Formating partitions

On Sat, Nov 11, 2000 at 06:32:24PM -0700, Clayton Stapleton wrote:
> Hi Folks;
> Is there a program that will write zeros to a Linux
> partition? I need to clean up a hard drive and doing
> a mke2fs does not erase the old data, so that is not
> a formatting program.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/partition
mke2fs /dev/<partition>

CaT (cat@zip.com.au)

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