NAME findfs - Find a filesystem by label or UUID

SYNOPSIS findfs LABEL=label

findfs UUID=uuid

DESCRIPTION findfs will search the disks in the system looking for a filesystem which has a label matching label or a UUID equal to uuid. If the filesystem is found, the device name for the filesystem will be printed on stdout.

AUTHOR findfs was originally written by Theodore Ts o ( and re- written for util-linux-ng package by Karel Zak (

AVAILABILITY The findfs command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is avail- able from

SEE ALSO blkid(8) fsck(8)

Linux February 2009 FINDFS(8)