Wipe a drive clean

Norberto Meijome freebsd at meijome.net
Wed Jun 25 03:03:16 UTC 2008

On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 14:36:35 -0600
"Andrew Falanga" <af300wsm at gmail.com> wrote:

> >> I'd rather not install a port, if I can avoid it.  I  
> >
> > Have a look at security/wipe.  
> Before reading this, yes I did.  In fact, I even installed it.
> However, the first operation appears to be a renaming of the file in
> question.  I was doing:
> wipe -z /dev/da2
> which was being kicked out with "Operation not permitted."  It seemed
> to want to move/rename the file first.  I didn't do enough digging to
> get around this before reading this e-mail.

do you have access rights to write to that device?

is the device mounted ? (it shouldn't)

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