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Listing disks, partitions, and more

Linux systems come with plenty of means to list disks, partitions, mount points and so on, but sometimes one needs to have a more concise and comprehensive overview. For my own purposes, I wrote the Bash script showmydisks which tries to summarize the output of fdisk, /proc/partitions, /sys/block/*, …

Recently, I have got notice about Henry Kroll's diskinfo.py which follows a similar approach. However, Henry's diskinfo.py requires Python whereas my showmydisks relies on typical shell/command line tools (mostly df, fdisk, file, sed, and awk), stuff which should be available even on mini distributions.

  • showmydisks: report partitions, types, file systems, mount points, and usage

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blog/090914_listing_disks_partitions_and_more.txt · Last modified: 2009-09-15 05:35 by andreas