Fill free space in a partition with files containing zero bytes.
The purpose of this script is to allow the user to fill the entire free space in the specified partition with files containing zero bytes as a safety measure before discarding a hard drive.
The script has one mandatory argument (the path of the partition) and one optional argument (--outputDir, -od) the directory where files should be written. If the optional argument is not specified, it is set to the partition path.
- python FillPartition.py -od C:\Users\USER_NAME\ C:
- python FillPartition.py -od /home/USER_NAME /
Note that the output directory should have write permission for the current user, otherwise the script will fail.