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lsblk - list block devices
lsblk [options] [device...]
lsblk lists information about all available or the specified block devices. The lsblk command reads the sysfs filesystem to gather infor-
The command prints all block devices (except RAM disks) in a tree-like format by default. Use lsblk --help to get a list of all available
The default output, as well as the default output from options like --fs and --topology, is subject to change. So whenever possible, you
should avoid using default outputs in your scripts. Always explicitly define expected columns by using --output columns-list in environ-
ments where a stable output is required.
Also list empty devices. (By default they are skipped.)
Print the SIZE column in bytes rather than in a human-readable format.
Print information about the discarding capabilities (TRIM, UNMAP) for each device.
Do not print holder devices or slaves. For example, lsblk --nodeps /dev/sda prints information about the sda device only.
-e, --exclude list
Exclude the devices specified by the comma-separated list of major device numbers. Note that RAM disks (major=1) are excluded by
default. The filter is applied to the top-level devices only.
Output info about filesystems. This option is equivalent to -o NAME,FSTYPE,LABEL,MOUNTPOINT. The authoritative information about
filesystems and raids is provided by the blkid(8) command.
Print a help text and exit.
-I, --include list
Include devices specified by the comma-separated list of major device numbers. The filter is applied to the top-level devices only.
Use ASCII characters for tree formatting.
Produce output in the form of a list.
Output info about device owner, group and mode. This option is equivalent to -o NAME,SIZE,OWNER,GROUP,MODE.
Do not print a header line.
-o, --output list
Specify which output columns to print. Use --help to get a list of all supported columns.
The default list of columns may be extended if list is specified in the format +list (e.g. lsblk -o +UUID).
Produce output in the form of key="value" pairs. All potentially unsafe characters are hex-escaped (x<code>).
Print full device paths.
Produce output in raw format. All potentially unsafe characters are hex-escaped (x<code>) in the NAME, KNAME, LABEL, PARTLABEL and
Output info about SCSI devices only. All partitions, slaves and holder devices are ignored.
Print dependencies in inverse order.
Output info about block-device topology. This option is equivalent to -o NAME,ALIGNMENT,MIN-IO,OPT-IO,PHY-SEC,LOG-
Output version information and exit.
For partitions, some information (e.g. queue attributes) is inherited from the parent device.
The lsblk command needs to be able to look up each block device by major:minor numbers, which is done by using /sys/dev/block. This sysfs
block directory appeared in kernel 2.6.27 (October 2008). In case of problems with a new enough kernel, check that CONFIG_SYSFS was
enabled at the time of the kernel build.
Milan Broz <email@example.com>
Karel Zak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Setting LIBMOUNT_DEBUG=0xffff enables debug output.
findmnt(8), blkid(8), ls(1)
The lsblk command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
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