gnome-disks - the GNOME Disks application
is the command to launch the GNOME Disks application. Disks
provides a way to inspect, format, partition and configure disks and block
The Disks application is single-instance
. What this means is that if the
application is not already running when the gnome-disks
invoked, it will get launched and the command invocation will block until the
application exits. Otherwise the existing application instance will be used
and the gnome-disks
command will exit immediately.
The following options are understood:
Switches to the Disks application and selects
the block device given by DEVICE (for example, /dev/sda).
--block-device DEVICE --format-device
Shows the “Format Volume” dialog
for the block device given by DEVICE (for example, /dev/sdb1). If
WINDOW-ID is given, makes the dialog transient to the given XID.
Shows the “Restore Disk Image”
dialog for the file given by FILE (for example,
/home/user/Downloads/SuperOS.iso) and prompts the user to choose a disk to
restore the image unto.
Prints a short help text and exits.
Written by David Zeuthen <email@example.com> with a lot of help from many
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