HowTo: badblocks with progress indicator

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HowTo: badblocks with progress indicator

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This "HowTo" is actually just there to satisfy TL;DR: "Too Long; Didn't Read"

In order to run badblocks (on GNU/Linux) on a disk that already has data on it, that must be kept, run the following command:

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$ badblocks -nsv /dev/sdX
Commandline arguments used:
  • -n: non-destructive, read-write test.
  • -s: Show progress indicator
  • -v: Verbose mode.
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