Re: gpart destroy, in depth

From: Dan Langille <>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2023 18:22:03 UTC
Graham Perrin wrote on 4/11/23 1:46 PM:
> On 11/04/2023 14:32, Dmitry Morozovsky wrote:
>>> …
>> I suppose sysutils/testdisk will be useful for recovering, as most of actual
>> file systems are left intact
> Thanks, I forgot that the utility has this capability.
> This reignites hope of recovery without a third party.
> Re: my question to Warner about preciseness, now I realise, the answer 
> is almost certainly "Yes", because the manual page for gpart(8) notes 
> that the 'restore' argument/command, which does not affect the content 
> of partitions, can be preceded by destruction (-F).
> Also, thanks to the people who responded privately.
Any update on this please?

Dan Langille :