findfs(8) — Linux manual page

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | EXIT STATUS | ENVIRONMENT | AUTHORS | SEE ALSO | REPORTING BUGS | AVAILABILITY

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:

       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         top

       0
           success

       1
           label or uuid cannot be found

       2
           usage error, wrong number of arguments or unknown option

ENVIRONMENT         top

       LIBBLKID_DEBUG=all
           enables libblkid debug output.

AUTHORS         top

       findfs was originally written by Theodore Ts’o <tytso@mit.edu>
       and re-written for the util-linux package by Karel Zak
       <kzak@redhat.com>.

SEE ALSO         top

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

REPORTING BUGS         top

       For bug reports, use the issue tracker at
       https://github.com/karelzak/util-linux/issues.

AVAILABILITY         top

       The findfs command is part of the util-linux package which can be
       downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
       <https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>. This page
       is part of the util-linux (a random collection of Linux
       utilities) project. Information about the project can be found at
       ⟨https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/⟩. If you have
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       util-linux@vger.kernel.org. This page was obtained from the
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       ⟨git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/util-linux/util-linux.git⟩ on
       2021-08-27. (At that time, the date of the most recent commit
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util-linux 2.37.85-637cc       2021-04-02                      FINDFS(8)

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