Formatting Hard disk in C++ on Linux

I'm trying to make a program to format Hard Disk and now I'm stuck with the code of the formatting I searched and I found SHFormatDrive() but I found that function is supported for win xp and later and I couldn't find away to use it any help!


The typical way you do things like this in UNIX is to use the library call system(const char*) to call a command-line utility to do it for you.

Of course, you need proper permissions, etc.

The other way, of course, is to find the open-source formatting code (e.g. mkfs.ext3) and add it to your project (following the licensing requirements, of course).

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