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Old 03-24-2004
Causing a disk to be corrupt

Hmm, how to ask this without sounding too malicious...

How might one go about causing a disk corruption in OS X specifically or via the command line in UNIX in general?

Doesnt matter the severity of the problem, I just want to scare the person a little, then fix the problem for them.

Any thoughts?
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Old 03-25-2004
Re: Causing a disk to be corrupt

Originally posted by Yummator
Any thoughts?
Quite a few. But the rules of the forum apply to me too, so I'll have to leave them to your imagination.

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