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NAME

       udisksctl - The udisks command line tool

SYNOPSIS

       udisksctl status

       udisksctl info {--object-path OBJECT | --block-device DEVICE | --drive DRIVE}

       udisksctl mount {--object-path OBJECT | --block-device DEVICE} [--filesystem-type TYPE]
                 [--options OPTIONS...] [--no-user-interaction]

       udisksctl unmount {--object-path OBJECT | --block-device DEVICE} [--force]
                 [--no-user-interaction]

       udisksctl unlock {--object-path OBJECT | --block-device DEVICE} [--no-user-interaction]
                 [--key-file PATH]

       udisksctl lock {--object-path OBJECT | --block-device DEVICE} [--no-user-interaction]

       udisksctl loop-setup --file PATH [--read-only] [--offset OFFSET] [--size SIZE]
                 [--no-user-interaction]

       udisksctl loop-delete {--object-path OBJECT | --block-device DEVICE}
                 [--no-user-interaction]

       udisksctl power-off {--object-path OBJECT | --block-device DEVICE} [--no-user-interaction]

       udisksctl smart-simulate --file PATH {--object-path OBJECT | --block-device DEVICE}
                 [--no-user-interaction]

       udisksctl monitor

       udisksctl dump

       udisksctl help

DESCRIPTION

       udisksctl is a command-line program used to interact with the udisksd(8) daemon process.

COMMANDS

       status
           Shows high-level information about disk drives and block devices.

       info
           Shows detailed information about OBJECT, DEVICE or DRIVE.

       mount
           Mounts a device. The device will be mounted in a subdirectory in the /run/media
           hierarchy - upon successful completion, the mount point will be printed to standard
           output.

           -t, --filesystem-type
               Filesystem type to use. If not specified, autodetected filesystem type will be
               used.

           -o, --options
               The device will be mounted with a safe set of default options. You can influence
               the options passed to the mount(8) command using this option. Note that only safe
               options are allowed - requests with inherently unsafe options such as suid or dev
               that would allow the caller to gain additional privileges, are rejected.

       unmount
           Unmounts a device. This only works if the device is mounted. The option --force can be
           used to request that the device is unmounted even if active references exists.

           -f, --force
               Lazy unmount. Detach the filesystem from the file hierarchy now, and clean up all
               references to this filesystem as soon as it is not busy anymore.

       unlock
           Unlocks an encrypted device. The passphrase will be requested from the controlling
           terminal and upon successful completion, the cleartext device will be printed to
           standard output.

           --key-file=PATH
               Read passphrase from the given file.

       lock
           Locks a device. This only works if the device is a cleartext device backed by a
           cryptotext device.

       loop-setup
           Sets up a loop device backed by FILE.

           -f, --file=FILE
               File to set up a loop device for.

           -r, --read-only
               Set up a read-only loop device.

           -o, --offset=OFFSET
               The data start is moved OFFSET bytes into the specified file.

           -s, --size=SIZE
               The data end is set to no more than SIZE bytes after the data start.

       loop-delete
           Tears down a loop device.

       power-off
           Arranges for the drive to be safely removed and powered off. On the OS side this
           includes ensuring that no process is using the drive, then requesting that in-flight
           buffers and caches are committed to stable storage. The exact steps for powering off
           the drive depends on the drive itself and the interconnect used. For drives connected
           through USB, the effect is that the USB device will be deconfigured followed by
           disabling the upstream hub port it is connected to.

           Note that as some physical devices contain multiple drives (for example 4-in-1 flash
           card reader USB devices) powering off one drive may affect other drives. As such there
           are not a lot of guarantees associated with performing this action. Usually the effect
           is that the drive disappears as if it was unplugged.

       smart-simulate
           Sets SMART data from the libatasmart blob given by FILE - see
           /usr/share/doc/libatasmart-devel-VERSION/ for blobs shipped with libatasmart. This is
           a debugging feature used to check that applications act correctly when a disk is
           failing.

           -f, --file=FILE
               File with the libatasmart blob.

       monitor
           Monitors the daemon for events.

       dump
           Prints the current state of the daemon.

       help
           Prints help and exit.

DEVICE SPECIFICATION

       For commands that require a device as an argument following options can be used to specify
       it.

       -b, --block-device=DEVICE
           Specify a device by its device file path. For example /dev/sda.

       -p, --object-path=OBJECT
           Specify a device by the UDisks internal object path without the
           /org/freedesktop/UDisks2 prefix. For example block_devices/sda for the /dev/sda disk.

       -d, --drive=DRIVE
           Specify a drive by name, for example VirtIO_Disk. This can be currently used only
           together with the info command.

COMMON OPTIONS

       The option --no-user-interaction can be used to request that no interaction (such as the
       user being presented with an authentication dialog) must occur when checking with
       polkit(8) whether the caller is authorized to perform the requested action.

AUDIENCE

       This program does not assume that the caller is the super user - it is intended to be used
       by unprivileged users and authorizations are checked by the udisks daemon using polkit(8).
       Additionally, this program is not intended to be used by scripts or other programs -
       options/commands may change in incompatible ways in the future even in maintenance
       releases. See the “API STABILITY” section of udisks(8) for more information.

BASH COMPLETION

       udisksctl ships with a bash completion script to complete commands, objects, block devices
       and some options.

AUTHOR

       This man page was originally written for UDisks2 by David Zeuthen <zeuthen@gmail.com> with
       a lot of help from many others.

BUGS

       Please send bug reports to either the distribution bug tracker or the upstream bug tracker
       at https://github.com/storaged-project/udisks/issues.

SEE ALSO

       udisks(8), udisksd(8), umount.udisks2(8), polkit(8)