mclasserase (1) - Linux Manuals


mclasserase - erase memory cards

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The mclasserase command is used to wipe memory cards by overwriting it three times: first with 0xff, then with 0x00, then with 0xff again. The command uses the following syntax:


mclasserase [-d] msdosdrive


MS-DOS drive is optional, if none is specified, use A:. If more than one drive are specified, all but the last are ignored.

Mclasserase accepts the following command line options:

Stop after each erase cycle, for testing purposes
Not yet implemented

Mclasserase returns 0 on success or -1 on failure.

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