Section: gnome-disk-utility (1)
Updated: March 2013
gnome-disks - 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.
The Disks application is
single-instance. What this means is that if the application is not already running when the
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
command will exit immediately.
The following options are understood:
Switches to the Disks application and selects the block device given by
--block-device DEVICE --format-device [--xid WINDOW-ID]
Shows the "Format Volume" dialog for the block device given by
is given, makes the dialog transient to the given XID.
Shows the "Restore Disk Image" dialog for the file given by
/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
with a lot of help from many others.
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