lsblk command is used to list block device information on a Linux system. This includes information about storage devices such as hard drives, solid-state drives, and USB drives. The command provides a detailed overview of all the block devices on a system, including their sizes, mount points, and file system types.
The syntax for the
lsblk command is as follows:
lsblk [options] [device]
By default, the command will list all block devices in a tree-like format, with each device displayed on a separate line. The output includes the device name, size, type, mount point, and file system type.
For example, to list all block devices on the system, simply run the command with no options or arguments:
This will display a list of all block devices on the system, including their sizes, mount points, and file system types.
To display more detailed information about a specific block device, you can specify the device name as an argument to the command. For example, to display detailed information about the
/dev/sda device, run the following command:
This will display detailed information about the
/dev/sda device, including its size, partition information, and file system type.
lsblk command supports a number of options that can be used to customize its behavior. The following table lists all available options:
||Display all devices, including empty ones|
||Display device sizes in bytes|
||Do not print file system information|
||Display file system type|
||Display device sizes in a human-readable format|
||Do not display empty lines|
||Display only the device name and no other information|
||Do not print the header line|
||Specify the output columns|
||Display the full device path|
||Do not resolve symlinks|
||Specify the sorting order|
||Display only devices of a specific type|
||Display device sizes in sectors|
||Display devices in a single line|
If you are having trouble using the
lsblk command, here are a few tips to help you troubleshoot:
- Make sure you are running the command as the root user or with sudo privileges.
- Check the device name you are using as an argument to the command. Make sure it is a valid block device on the system.
- If the command is not displaying the expected output, try using different options to customize the output.
lsblkcommand is a useful tool for system administrators who need to manage storage devices on a Linux system.
- The output of the command can be customized using a variety of options, making it a versatile tool for displaying block device information.
- The command is available on most Linux distributions and is typically included in the default installation.