NAME
       pvs - report information about physical volumes

SYNOPSIS
       pvs  [-a|--all]  [--aligned] [-d|--debug] [-h|-?|--help] [--ignorelock-
       ingfailure] [--nameprefixes] [--noheadings] [--nosuffix]  [-o|--options
       [+]Field[,Field]]  [-O|--sort  [+|-]Key1[,[+|-]Key2[,...]]]  [-P|--par-
       tial]  [--rows]  [--segments]  [--separator  Separator]  [--unbuffered]
       [--units  hHbBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE]  [--unquoted]  [-v|--verbose] [--version]
       [PhysicalVolume [PhysicalVolume...]]

DESCRIPTION
       pvs produces formatted output about physical volumes.

OPTIONS
       See lvm for common options.  --columns.

       --all  Include information in the output about devices  that  have  not
              been initialized with pvcreate.

       --aligned
              Use with --separator to align the output columns.

       --nameprefixes
              Add an "LVM2_" prefix plus the field name to the output.  Useful
              with --noheadings to produce a list of  field=value  pairs  that
              can  be  used to set environment variables (for example, in udev
              (7) rules).

       --noheadings
              Suppress the headings line that is normally the  first  line  of
              output.  Useful if grepping the output.

       --nosuffix
              Suppress the suffix on output sizes.  Use with --units (except h
              and H) if processing the output.

       -o, --options
              Comma-separated ordered list of columns.  Precede the list  with
              '+' to append to the default selection of columns.

              Use  -o  pv_all  to  select  all physical volume columns, and -o
              pvseg_all to select all Physical Volume segment columns.

              Use -o help to view the full list of columns available.

              Column  names  include:  pv_fmt,  pv_uuid,  dev_size,   pv_name,
              pv_mda_free,  pv_mda_size,  pe_start, pv_size, pv_free, pv_used,
              pv_attr, pv_pe_count, pv_pe_alloc_count, pv_tags,  pv_mda_count,
              pv_mda_used_count, pvseg_start, and pvseg_size.

              With  --segments,  any "pvseg_" prefixes are optional; otherwise
              any "pv_" prefixes are optional.  Columns mentioned in  vgs  (8)
              can  also  be  chosen.  The  pv_attr  bits  are:  (a)llocatable,
              e(x)ported and (m)issing.

       --segments
              Produces one line of output for each  contiguous  allocation  of
              space  on  each Physical Volume, showing the start (pvseg_start)
              and length (pvseg_size) in units of physical extents.

       -O, --sort
              Comma-separated ordered list of columns to  sort  by.   Replaces
              the  default  selection. Precede any column with - for a reverse
              sort on that column.

       --rows Output columns as rows.

       --separator Separator
              String to use to separate each column.  Useful if  grepping  the
              output.

       --unbuffered
              Produce  output  immediately  without  sorting  or  aligning the
              columns properly.

       --units hHbBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE
              All sizes are output in these units: (h)uman-readable,  (b)ytes,
              (s)ectors,  (k)ilobytes,  (m)egabytes, (g)igabytes, (t)erabytes,
              (p)etabytes, (e)xabytes.  Capitalise to use  multiples  of  1000
              (S.I.)  instead  of  1024.   Can  also specify custom units e.g.
              --units 3M

       --unquoted
              When used with --nameprefixes, output values in the  field=value
              pairs are not quoted.

SEE ALSO
       lvm(8), pvdisplay(8), lvs(8), vgs(8)

Sistina Software UK LVM TOOLS 2.02.88(2)-RHEL5 (2013-06-25)             PVS(8)