GNOME-DISKS(1) gnome-disk-utility GNOME-DISKS(1)NAMEgnome-disks - the GNOME Disks application
DESCRIPTIONgnome-disks is the command to launch the GNOME Disks application. Disks
provides a way to inspect, format, partition and configure disks and
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
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 [--xid WINDOW-ID]
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
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SEE ALSOgnome-disk-image-mounter(1), udisks(8)GNOME March 2013 GNOME-DISKS(1)