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    I think "blkid" command is just a abbreviation likes uname(unix name).
    what does "blkid" command stand for? please help!

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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    blkid is block identification

    more on blkid by checking the manual page:

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    man blkid
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    Here is a link to blkid: blkid( - Linux man page
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    Whenever you want to know what a command does, just type whatis commandname (e.g. whatis blkid). This will give you a short definition. For more information, including how you use the command, use man commandname.
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    Thanks everyone for comments.
    So it is "block device identification".
    Last edited by hop_thu_vn; 04-20-2011 at 04:40 AM.

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    Normally for checking partitions I use "blkid" more than "fdisk -l"
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