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Format USB-Stick from Terminal in Mac OS X

Fire up a terminal.

diskutil list

Read the output carefully. You sure will identify the right device /dev/diskX, where X corresponds to the number of the device on your system. Then format it to FAT32 by typing:

sudo diskutil eraseDisk FAT32 MYUSBDRIVENAME MBRFormat /dev/diskX

Easy as Pie :-)

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