Linux dd Command Show Progress Copy Bar With Status

in Categories , , last updated August 18, 2016

I am using dd command for block level copy and just found out that there’s no built in way to check the progress. How do I use the Linux or Unix dd command while coping /dev/sda to /deb/sdb and display a progress bar when data goes through a pipe? How do I monitor the progress of dd on Linux?

Linux Delete / Remove MBR

in Categories last updated May 27, 2013

I‘ve installed an usb image on Pen drive along with MBR. Now, I need to use this USB pen for other purpose. Is there a way in Linux to delete the mbr (just like dos fdisk /mbr command)?

FreeBSD: Permanently Delete / Remove Files With Shred

in Categories last updated June 23, 2010

I‘m going to upgrade my FreeBSD 7.x server hard disks and going to send back the original 73GB hard disk to my vendor. I wanted to make sure that no one should able to use my personal data from old hard disk, especially files stored in /home/you/projects directory. I know how to use sDelete under MS-Windows to delete a file permanently. How do I permanently erase files under FreeBSD operating systems?