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GNOME Disks 3.12.1.png
Original author(s) Red Hat
Developer(s) David Zeuthen
Stable release
3.30.0 (5 September 2018; 14 days ago (2018-09-05)[1]) [±]
Preview release
3.30rc2 (1 September 2018; 18 days ago (2018-09-01)[2]) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in C
Operating system Linux
Platform GNOME
Size 1.4 MB
Available in Multilingual[which?]
Type Partition editor
License LGPL v2+

GNOME Disks is a graphical front-end for udisks included in the "gnome-disk-utility" package.[3] It can be used for partition management, S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, benchmarking, and software RAID (until v. 3.12).[4] An introduction is included in the GNOME Documentation Project.

Disks used to be known as GNOME Disk Utility or palimpsest. Udisks was named DeviceKit-disks in earlier releases. DeviceKit-disks is part of DeviceKit which was planned to replace certain aspects of HAL. HAL and DeviceKit have been deprecated.

A unique feature of the partition manager is that tasks are executed in the background, even after the application has been closed by the user.[citation needed]

Disks has been included in several Linux distributions including Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Trisquel, Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6[5] and CentOS.

GNOME Disks acts as a front-end to udisks2[6] and gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor. The mount option x-gvfs-show is not recognized by mount.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clasen, Matthias (5 September 2018). "GNOME 3.30 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 6 September 2018. 
  2. ^ Jardón, Javier (1 September 2018). "GNOME 2.30rc2 (2.29.92) RELEASED". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 5 September 2018. 
  3. ^ Richard Petersen (December 1, 2010), Fedora 14: Administration and Security, Surfing Turtle Press, pp. 147–, ISBN 978-1-936280-23-0 
  4. ^ "Disk Utility management for GNOME". 
  5. ^ "Storage". Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Documentation. Redhat. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "udisks2 readme". 

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