how to use lvs command with its examples

  • About lvs : To report information about logical volumes
  • It comes from “lvm2-2.02.72” package.
  • Configuration Files:
  • Path: /sbin/lvs


1. To report logical volume info

$ lvs

 2. To report all logical volume

$ lvs –all

3. To Use with –separator to align the output columns

$ lvs –aligned

4. To Add an “LVM2_” prefix plus the field name to the output

$ lvs –nameprefixes

5. To Suppress the headings line that is normally the first line of output.

$ lvs –noheadings

6. To suppress the suffix on output sizes

$ lvs –nosuffix

7. To comma-separated ordered list of columns

$ lvc -o
$ lvc –options 

8. To use default columns that emphasize segment information

$ lvs –segments

 To comma-separated ordered list of columns to sort by

$ lvs -O
$ lvs –sort

 To output columns as rows

$ lvs –rows

 To string to use to separate each column

$ lvs –separator Separator

 To produce output immediately without sorting or aligning the columns properly

$ lvs –unbuffered

To all sizes are output in these units

$ lvs –units hHbBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE

To when used with –nameprefixes, output values in the field=value pairs are not quoted

$ lvs –unquoted


Related Commands: lvm, lvdisplay, pvs, vgs 

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