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FINDFS

Section: System Administration (8)

Updated: March 2014

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NAME

findfs - find a filesystem by label or UUID

SYNOPSIS

findfs NAME=value

DESCRIPTION

findfs will search the block devices in the system looking for a filesystem or partition with specified tag. The currently supported tags are:

LABEL=<label>
Specifies filesystem label.:
UUID=<uuid>
Specifies filesystem UUID.:
PARTUUID=<uuid>
Specifies partition UUID. This partition identifier is supported for example for GUID Partition Table (GPT) partition tables.:
PARTLABEL=<label>
Specifies partition label (name). The partition labels are supported for example for GUID Partition Table (GPT) or MAC partition tables.:

If the filesystem or partition is found, the device name will be printed on stdout.

The complete overview about filesystems and partitions you can get for example by

:

lsblk --fs

partx --show <disk>

blkid

:

EXIT STATUS

:

0
success:
1
label or uuid cannot be found:
2
usage error, wrong number of arguments or unknown option:

AUTHOR

findfs was originally written by Theodore Ts'o and re-written for the util-linux package by Karel Zak

ENVIRONMENT

LIBBLKID_DEBUG=0xffff
enables debug output.:

SEE ALSO

blkid?(8), lsblk?(8), partx?(8)

AVAILABILITY

The findfs command is part of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel Archive


Index

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AUTHOR

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SEE ALSO

AVAILABILITY