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zero out the hard drive /dev/sdc, with progress bar

pv /dev/zero | dd of=/dev/sdc bs=4096

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Hey... thanks a lot... for guiding to 'pv'
it is a very useful one... there are situations that there is no way to know when it ends...

i was piping it through 'dd' and giving 'kill -s USR1 $DD-PID' to know how much has been trasfered.

eg. gzip -dc hda1.gz |dd of=/dev/hda1

Posted 2008-10-25 16:34:19

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