Disk Utility within Mac OS X provides a range of disk management tools, from erasing and repartitioning hard disks to restoring images and repairing volumes. It’s a simple way of interacting with attached storage on your Mac.
Beyond this graphical front-end are some powerful command-line tools that we can use directly. In this series, we’ll look at how to replicate the functionality of Disk Utility at the command-line.
The first of a three-part series on disk management via Terminal over at The Instructional.