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vgs - report information about volume groups


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


vgs produces formatted output about volume groups.


See lvm for common options.
--all List all volume groups. Equivalent to not specifying any volume groups.
  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 vg_all to select all volume group columns.
Use -o help to view the full list of columns available.
Column names include: vg_fmt, vg_uuid, vg_name, vg_attr, vg_size, vg_free, vg_sysid, vg_extent_size, vg_extent_count, vg_free_count, max_lv, max_pv, pv_count, lv_count, snap_count, vg_seqno, vg_tags, vg_mda_count, vg_mda_free, and vg_mda_size, vg_mda_used_count.
Any "vg_" prefixes are optional. Columns mentioned in either pvs (8) or lvs (8) can also be chosen, but columns cannot be taken from both at the same time.
The vg_attr bits are:
1 Permissions: (w)riteable, (r)ead-only
2 Resi(z)eable
3 E(x)ported
4 (p)artial: one or more physical volumes belonging to the volume group are missing from the system
5 Allocation policy: (c)ontiguous, c(l)ing, (n)ormal, (a)nywhere, (i)nherited
6 (c)lustered
-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), vgdisplay(8), pvs(8), lvs(8)

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