Wipe a drive clean

Steve Bertrand steve at ibctech.ca
Mon Jun 23 20:01:04 UTC 2008

Andrew Falanga wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having no luck finding hits for "wipe drive" or "zero drive" in
> the mail list archives and I can't believe I'm the first to ask this
> question but here it is anyway.  How can I simply write 0's across a
> USB thumb drive?  I'd rather not install a port, if I can avoid it.  I
> was thinking that something like dd would work, but everything I've
> tried thus far is not working.  What suggestions does everyone have?


dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk



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