− 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 devices.
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.
options are understood:
Switches to the Disks
application and selects the block device given by
DEVICE (for example, /dev/sda).
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
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