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       pvs — report information about physical volumes


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


       pvs produces formatted output about physical volumes.


       See lvm(8) for common options.

       --all  Include information in the output about devices that have not been initialized with

              Use with --separator to align the output columns.

              Use binary values "0" or "1" instead of descriptive literal values for columns that
              have exactly two valid values to report (not counting  the  "unknown"  value  which
              denotes that the value could not be determined).

              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 current list of columns, '-' to remove
              from the current list of columns or '#' to compact given columns. The -o option can
              be repeated, providing several lists. These lists are evaluated from left to right.

              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,
              pv_ba_start, pv_ba_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

              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, e(x)ported and (m)issing.

              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.

       -S, --select Selection
              Display  only  rows  that match Selection criteria. All rows are displayed with the
              additional "selected" column (-o  selected)  showing  1  if  the  row  matches  the
              Selection  and 0 otherwise. The Selection criteria are defined by specifying column
              names and their valid values (that can include reserved values) while making use of
              supported  comparison  operators.  See lvm(8) and -S, --select description for more
              detailed information about constructing the Selection criteria. As a quick help and
              to  see  full list of column names that can be used in Selection including the list
              of reserved values and the set of supported selection operators, check  the  output
              of pvs -S help command.

       -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


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