Bill Jonas on Wed, 10 Jan 2001 14:57:32 -0500

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Re: [PLUG] copying harddisks

On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 02:48:38PM -0500, wrote:
> > dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdb
> Use /dev/random.

I think the problem with that is that it'll take a *really* long time if
thye kernel runs out of randomness, and idd will block until more random
data is available.  I could be wrong, though.  (wipe(1) once ran for ~12
or 13 hours one time when I was deleting a bunch of stuff.....)

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