NAME
       vgs - report information about volume groups

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

DESCRIPTION
       vgs produces formatted output about volume groups.

OPTIONS
       See lvm for common options.

       --all  List all volume groups.  Equivalent to not specifying any volume
              groups.

       --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 vg_all to select all volume group columns.

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

              Column   names   include:  vg_fmt,  vg_uuid,  vg_name,  vg_attr,
              vg_size,  vg_free,  vg_sysid,  vg_extent_size,  vg_extent_count,
              vg_free_count,  max_lv,  max_pv, pv_count, lv_count, snap_count,
              vg_seqno, vg_tags, vg_mda_count, vg_mda_free,  and  vg_mda_size,
              vg_mda_used_count.

              Any  "vg_"  prefixes  are optional.  Columns mentioned in either
              pvs (8) or lvs (8) can also be chosen,  but  columns  cannot  be
              taken from both at the same time.

              The vg_attr bits are:

              1  Permissions: (w)riteable, (r)ead-only

              2  Resi(z)eable

              3  E(x)ported

              4  (p)artial: one or more physical volumes belonging to the vol-
                 ume group are missing from the system

              5  Allocation   policy:   (c)ontiguous,    c(l)ing,    (n)ormal,
                 (a)nywhere, (i)nherited

              6  (c)lustered

       -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), vgdisplay(8), pvs(8), lvs(8)

Sistina Software UK LVM TOOLS 2.02.88(2)-RHEL5 (2014-04-04)             VGS(8)