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pvs - report information about physical volumes


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pvs [-a|--all] [--aligned] [-d|--debug] [-h|-?|--help] [--ignorelockingfailure] [--nameprefixes] [--noheadings] [--nosuffix] [-o|--options [+]Field[,Field]] [-O|--sort [+|-]Key1[,[+|-]Key2[,...]]] [-P|--partial] [--rows] [--segments] [--separator Separator] [--unbuffered] [--units hHbBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE] [--unquoted] [-v|--verbose] [--version] [PhysicalVolume [PhysicalVolume...]]


pvs produces formatted output about physical volumes.


See lvm for common options. --columns.
--all Include information in the output about devices that have not been initialized with pvcreate.
  Use with --separator to align the output columns.
  Add an "LVM2_" prefix plus the field name to the output. Useful with --noheadings to produce a list of field=value pairs that can be used to set environment variables (for example, in udev (7) rules).
  Suppress the headings line that is normally the first line of output. Useful if grepping the output.
  Suppress the suffix on output sizes. Use with --units (except h and H) if processing the output.
-o, --options
  Comma-separated ordered list of columns. Precede the list with ’+’ to append to the default selection of columns.
Use -o pv_all to select all physical volume columns, and -o pvseg_all to select all Physical Volume segment columns.
Use -o help to view the full list of columns available.
Column names include: pv_fmt, pv_uuid, dev_size, pv_name, pv_mda_free, pv_mda_size, pe_start, pv_size, pv_free, pv_used, pv_attr, pv_pe_count, pv_pe_alloc_count, pv_tags, pv_mda_count, pv_mda_used_count, pvseg_start, and pvseg_size.
With --segments, any "pvseg_" prefixes are optional; otherwise any "pv_" prefixes are optional. Columns mentioned in vgs (8) can also be chosen. The pv_attr bits are: (a)llocatable and e(x)ported.
  Produces one line of output for each contiguous allocation of space on each Physical Volume, showing the start (pvseg_start) and length (pvseg_size) in units of physical extents.
-O, --sort Comma-separated ordered list of columns to sort by. Replaces the default selection. Precede any column with - for a reverse sort on that column.
--rows Output columns as rows.
--separator Separator
  String to use to separate each column. Useful if grepping the output.
  Produce output immediately without sorting or aligning the columns properly.
--units hHbBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE
  All sizes are output in these units: (h)uman-readable, (b)ytes, (s)ectors, (k)ilobytes, (m)egabytes, (g)igabytes, (t)erabytes, (p)etabytes, (e)xabytes. Capitalise to use multiples of 1000 (S.I.) instead of 1024. Can also specify custom units e.g. --units 3M
  When used with --nameprefixes, output values in the field=value pairs are not quoted.


lvm(8), pvdisplay(8), lvs(8), vgs(8)

Sistina Software UK PVS (8) LVM TOOLS 2.02.84(2)-RHEL5 (2011-08-26)
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