format discs.

Gerhard Häring gh at ghaering.de
Wed Jul 9 15:00:33 CEST 2003


Taka wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 06:26:38 +0000, Flanagan wrote:
>>hello to all 
>>
>>somebody can say to me whereupon I modulate of python I can format 
>>discs. 
>>
>>
>>thanks flanagan
> 
> Let's presume you want to format a unix partition and that it is
> /dev/hda1.
> The do this:
> 
> #!/bin/python
> 
> import os
> partition = open ('/dev/hda1', 'w')
> 
> for x in range(os.path.getsize('/dev/hda1'):
> 	partition.write ('0')
> 
> partition.close()
> 
> 
> :)

Didn't you mean ;-) instead of :) ?

Your approach is hard to beat in inefficiency.

-- Gerhard





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