the GNOME Disks application


' gnome-disks 'u gnome-disks [OPTIONS]


gnome-disks is the command to launch the GNOME Disks application . Disks provides a way to inspect, format, partition and configure disks and block devices .

The Disks application is single-instance . What this means is that if the application is not already running when the gnome-disks command is 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:

--block -device DEVICE Switches to the Disks application and selects the block device given by DEVICE (for example, /dev/sda) .

--block -device DEVICE --format -device [ --xid WINDOW-ID ] Shows the 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 .

--restore -disk -image FILE Shows the 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 .

-h, --help Prints a short help text and exits .


Please send bug reports to either the distribution bug tracker or the upstream bug tracker at .


gnome-disk-image-mounter(1), udisks(8)


Written by David Zeuthen <zeuthen@gmail .com> with a lot of help from many others .

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