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GSmartControl - Hard disk drive health inspection tool


gsmartcontrol [OPTIONS]

gsmartcontrol-root [--desktop=<desktop>] [OPTIONS]


GSmartControl is a graphical user interface for smartctl (from smartmontools), which is a
tool for querying and controlling SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting
Technology) data on modern hard disk drives. It allows you to inspect the drive's SMART
data to determine its health, as well as run various tests on it.

This manual page documents briefly the gsmartcontrol and gsmartcontrol-root commands.

gsmartcontrol-root command launches gsmartcontrol with administrative privileges. The
desktop argument specifies which desktop is currently running, for automatic selection of
native su mechanism. Valid values for desktop are auto, kde, gnome, other.


Help Options:
-?, --help
Show help options

Show all help options

Show GTK+ options

Show logging options

Application Options:
-l, --no-locale
Don't use system locale

-V, --version
Display version information

Don't scan devices on startup

Don't hide non-identity tabs when SMART is disabled. Useful for debugging.

Load smartctl data from file, creating a virtual drive. You can specify this option
multiple times.

Add this device to device list. The format of the device is
<device>::<type>::<extra_args>, where type and extra_args are optional. This
option is useful with --no-scan to list certain drives only. You can specify this
option multiple times. Example:
--add-device /dev/sda --add-device /dev/twa0::3ware,2 --add-device '/dev/sdb::::-T permissive'

X display to use

-v, --verbose
Enable verbose logging; same as --verbosity-level 5

-q, --quiet
Disable logging; same as --verbosity-level 0

-b, --verbosity-level
Set verbosity level [0-5]


Copyright © 2008 - 2012 Alexander Shaduri <ashaduri ´at´ gmail.com>

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