> On 27 Sep 2016, at 06:21, John Baldwin <j...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> That doesn't always work.  In particular, if a disk was partitioned with GPT
> and then you use normal MBR on it afterwards, the 'gpart destroy -F' of the
> MBR will leave most of the GPT intact and the disk will come up with the old
> GPT partitions, not as a raw disk.

I wonder how feasible it would be to have a command which runs destroy for 
every known partition scheme on a particular device..

Sure there would be some duplicate zeroing but it's not likely to be 
significantly slower and considerably more robust.

Daniel O'Connor
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