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Manual Reference Pages  -  GSMARTCONTROL (1)

NAME

GSmartControl - Hard disk drive health inspection tool

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Copyright
Author

SYNOPSIS

gsmartcontrol [OPTIONS]

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

DESCRIPTION

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.

OPTIONS

    Help Options:

-?, --help Show help options
--help-all
  Show all help options
--help-gtk
  Show GTK+ options
--help-debug
  Show logging options

    Application Options:

-l, --no-locale
  Don’t use system locale
-V, --version
  Display version information
--no-scan Don’t scan devices on startup
--no-hide-tabs
  Don’t hide non-identity tabs when SMART is disabled. Useful for debugging.
--add-virtual
  Load smartctl data from file, creating a virtual drive. You can specify this option multiple times.
--add-device
  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’

--display=DISPLAY
  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

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

AUTHOR

This manual page was originally written by Giuseppe Iuculano <giuseppe@iuculano.it> for the Debian project.
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