FINDFS(8)                   System Administration                  FINDFS(8)

NAME         top

       findfs - find a filesystem by label or UUID

SYNOPSIS         top

       findfs NAME=value

DESCRIPTION         top

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

              Specifies filesystem label.

              Specifies filesystem UUID.

              Specifies partition UUID. This partition identifier is
              supported for example for GUID  Partition  Table (GPT)
              partition tables.

              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>


EXIT STATUS         top

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

AUTHOR         top

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

ENVIRONMENT         top

              enables libblkid debug output.

SEE ALSO         top

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

AVAILABILITY         top

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

COLOPHON         top

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util-linux                       March 2014                        FINDFS(8)

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