Ubuntu udisks

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[To see full udisks docs]

Here are some examples as one liners

dump ALL disk info including SMART data

udisks --dump

info about specific device

udisks --show-info /dev/sdd

Showing information for /org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sdd1
  native-path:                 /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.7/usb1/1-4/1-4:1.0/host19/target19:0:0/19:0:0:0/block/sdd/sdd1
  device:                      8:49
  device-file:                 /dev/sdd1
    presentation:              /dev/sdd1
    by-id:                     /dev/disk/by-id/usb-Generic_USB_SD_Reader_12345678901234567890-0:0-part1
    by-id:                     /dev/disk/by-uuid/cb35ee63-f747-49fd-ae58-cfce0744ec65
    by-path:                   /dev/disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:1a.7-usb-0:4:1.0-scsi-0:0:0:0-part1
  detected at:                 Sun 25 Dec 2011 20:24:50 GMT
  system internal:             0
  removable:                   0
  has media:                   1 (detected at Sun 25 Dec 2011 20:24:50 GMT)
    detects change:            0
    detection by polling:      0
    detection inhibitable:     0
    detection inhibited:       0
  is read only:                0
  is mounted:                  1
  mount paths:             /media/8Gb KOBO
  mounted by uid:              1000
  presentation hide:           0
  presentation nopolicy:       0
  presentation name:           
  presentation icon:           
  automount hint:              
  size:                        7947157504
  block size:                  512
  job underway:                no
  usage:                       filesystem
  type:                        ext2
  version:                     1.0
  uuid:                        cb35ee63-f747-49fd-ae58-cfce0744ec65
  label:                       8Gb KOBO
  partition:
    part of:                   /org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sdd
    scheme:                    mbr
    number:                    1
    type:                      0x83
    flags:                     boot
    offset:                    1048576
    alignment offset:          0
    size:                      7947157504
    label:                     
    uuid:

unmount partition

This will let you unmount a disk nautilus mounted without needing root/gksu

udisks --unmount /dev/sdd1

eject drive

udisks --detach /dev/sdd

mount by drive label

udisks --mount /dev/sdd1

e.g. output

Mounted /org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sdd1 at /media/8Gb KOBO