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get the UUID of a partition

July 30, 2015 2 comments

Problem
You want to figure out the UUID of a partition. For instance, you want to mount a partition upon boot and thus you want to add it to your /etc/fstab.

Solution

$ sudo blkid

The blkid program … can determine the type of content (e.g. filesystem or swap) that a block device holds, and also the attributes (tokens, NAME=value pairs) from the content metadata (e.g. LABEL or UUID fields).” (source: man)

Update (20150803)
As msx pointed out in the comments, you can also write “lsblk -f“, which doesn’t require sudo rights at all.

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