At Liquis, our team built a script, which would run on a Linux live CD, or USB bootable thumb drive, to automate the processing of PCs, laptops, and servers for resale after liquidation.  The script used various linux utilities to extract hardware specifications, format them into XML and insert that data into the company’s FileMaker database.  After this proess was completed successfully, the script would also securely erase the machine’s hard drive using a process based on DoD standards, in order to ensure to sensitive client data was left of the machines upon sale.  For this project we made use of Linux Bash scripting; utilities like dd, dmidecode, and others; and FileMaker’s XML-based custom web publishing.