udisks tells everything about disks

If you wonder any kind of technical detail of you disk drives (magnetical, optical or also USB mass storage) in Linux udisk is your friend.

The command

udisks --dump

tells a lot.

Technically udisks is not Linux (as in kernel), but freedesktop. Freedesktop is the common parent for the various desktops in the Linux world, like e.g. GNOME, KDE, xfce, and LXDE (the newcomer in form of Lubuntu).

udisks is pretty new. It’s not in Ubuntu Karmic, but has been introduced in Ubuntu Lucid. It’s not in openSUSE 11.2. I guess it has been developed to replace hal’s functionality as far as disks are concerned.


About usrmisc

I'm a software guy and intend to write down my own miscellaneous learnings here instead of on some papers, which I don't find again. Let's see how that goes. I work mainly with Linux.
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