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WIPEFS

WIPEFS

Section: MAINTENANCE COMMANDS (8) Updated: October 2009
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NAME

wipefs - wipe a filesystem signature from a device  

SYNOPSIS

wipefs [-ahnp] [-o offset] device  

DESCRIPTION

wipefs allows to erase filesystem or raid signatures (magic strings) from the device to make the filesystem invisible for libblkid. wipefs does not erase the whole filesystem or any other data from the device. When used without options -a or -o, it lists all visible filesystems and offsets of their signatures.  

OPTIONS

-a, --all
Erase all available signatures.
-h, --help
Print help and exit.
-n, --no-act
Causes everything to be done except for the write() call.
-o, --offset offset
Specifies location (in bytes) of the signature which should be erased from the device. The offset number may include a "0x" prefix, and then the number will be read as a hex value. It is possible to specify multiple -o options.
-p, --parsable
Print out in parsable instead of printable format. Encode all potentially unsafe characters of a string to the corresponding hex value prefixed by '\x'.
 

AUTHOR

Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>.  

AVAILABILITY

The wipefs command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.  

SEE ALSO

blkid(8) findfs(8)


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
AUTHOR
AVAILABILITY
SEE ALSO

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