lsblk

list block devices

TLDR

List all storage devices in a tree-like format

>_ lsblk
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Also list empty devices

>_ lsblk -a
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Print the SIZE column in bytes rather than in a human-readable format

>_ lsblk -b
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Output info about filesystems

>_ lsblk -f
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Use ASCII characters for tree formatting

>_ lsblk -i
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Output info about block-device topology

>_ lsblk -t
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Exclude the devices specified by the comma-separated list of major device numbers

>_ lsblk -e [1,7]
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SYNOPSIS

lsblk [options] [device...]

DESCRIPTION

lsblk lists information about all available or the specified block devices. The lsblk command reads the sysfs filesystem and udev db to gather information. If the udev db is not available or lsblk is compiled without udev support than it tries to read LABELs, UUIDs and filesystem types from the block device. In this case root permissions are necessary.

The command prints all block devices (except RAM disks) in a tree-like format by default. Use lsblk --help to get a list of all available columns.

The default output, as well as the default output from options like --fs and --topology, is subject to change. So whenever possible, you should avoid using default outputs in your scripts. Always explicitly define expected columns by using --output columns-list and --list in environments where a stable output is required.

Note that lsblk might be executed in time when udev does not have all information about recently added or modified devices yet. In this case it is recommended to use udevadm settle before lsblk to synchronize with udev.

OPTIONS

-a,--all Also list empty devices and RAM disk devices.

-b,--bytes Print the SIZE column in bytes rather than in a human-readable format.

-D,--discard Print information about the discarding capabilities (TRIM, UNMAP) for each device.

-d,--nodeps Do not print holder devices or slaves. For example, lsblk--nodeps /dev/sda prints information about the sda device only.

-E,--dedupcolumn Use column as a de-duplication key to de-duplicate output tree. If the key is not available for the device, or the device is a partition and parental whole-disk device provides the same key than the device is always printed.
The usual use case is to de-duplicate output on system multi-path devices, for example by -E WWN .

-e,--excludelist Exclude the devices specified by the comma-separated list of major device numbers. Note that RAM disks (major=1) are excluded by default if --all is not specified. The filter is applied to the top-level devices only. This may be confusing for --list output format where hierarchy of the devices is not obvious.

-f,--fs Output info about filesystems. This option is equivalent to -oNAME,FSTYPE,LABEL,UUID,MOUNTPOINT. The authoritative information about filesystems and raids is provided by the blkid(8) command.

-h,--help Display help text and exit.

-I,--includelist Include devices specified by the comma-separated list of major device numbers. The filter is applied to the top-level devices only. This may be confusing for --list output format where hierarchy of the devices is not obvious.

-i,--ascii Use ASCII characters for tree formatting.

-J,--json Use JSON output format. It's strongly recommended to use --output and also --tree if necessary.

-l,--list Produce output in the form of a list. The output does not provide information about relationships between devices and since version 2.34 every device is printed only once.

-M,--merge Group parents of sub-trees to provide more readable output for RAIDs and Multi-path devices. The tree-like output is required.

-m,--perms Output info about device owner, group and mode. This option is equivalent to -oNAME,SIZE,OWNER,GROUP,MODE.

-n,--noheadings Do not print a header line.

-o,--outputlist Specify which output columns to print. Use --help to get a list of all supported columns. The columns may affect tree-like output. The default is to use tree for the column 'NAME' (see also --tree ).
The default list of columns may be extended if list is specified in the format +list (e.g. lsblk-o +UUID ).

-O,--output -all Output all available columns.

-P,--pairs Produce output in the form of key="value" pairs. All potentially unsafe characters are hex-escaped ( \ x<code>).

-p,--paths Print full device paths.

-r,--raw Produce output in raw format. All potentially unsafe characters are hex-escaped ( \ x<code>) in the NAME, KNAME, LABEL, PARTLABEL and MOUNTPOINT columns.

-S,--scsi Output info about SCSI devices only. All partitions, slaves and holder devices are ignored.

-s,--inverse Print dependencies in inverse order. If the --list output is requested then the lines are still ordered by dependencies.

-T,--tree[=column] Force tree-like output format. If column is specified, then a tree is printed in the column. The default is NAME column.

-t,--topology Output info about block-device topology. This option is equivalent to -oNAME,ALIGNMENT,MIN-IO,OPT-IO,PHY-SEC,LOG-SEC,ROTA,SCHED,RQ-SIZE,RA,WSAME.

-V,--version Display version information and exit.

-x,--sortcolumn Sort output lines by column .This option enables --list output format by default. It is possible to use the option --tree to force tree-like output and than the tree branches are sorted by the column .

-z,--zoned Print the zone model for each device.

--sysrootdirectory Gather data for a Linux instance other than the instance from which the lsblk command is issued. The specified directory is the system root of the Linux instance to be inspected. This option is designed for the testing purpose.

NOTES

For partitions, some information (e.g. queue attributes) is inherited from the parent device.

The lsblk command needs to be able to look up each block device by major:minor numbers, which is done by using /sys/dev/block. This sysfs block directory appeared in kernel 2.6.27 (October 2008). In case of problems with a new enough kernel, check that CONFIG_SYSFS was enabled at the time of the kernel build.

RETURN CODES

0 success

1 failure

32 none of specified devices found

64 some specified devices found, some not found

AUTHORS

Milan Broz <mbroz@redhat.com> Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>

ENVIRONMENT

LSBLK_DEBUG=all enables lsblk debug output.

LIBBLKID_DEBUG=all enables libblkid debug output.

LIBMOUNT_DEBUG=all enables libmount debug output.

LIBSMARTCOLS_DEBUG=all enables libsmartcols debug output.

LIBSMARTCOLS_DEBUG_PADDING=on use visible padding characters. Requires enabled LIBSMARTCOLS_DEBUG.

AVAILABILITY

The lsblk command is part of the util-linux package and is available from https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

SEE ALSO

ls(1), blkid(8), findmnt(8)

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