gsmartcontrol man page

GSmartControl — Hard disk drive health inspection tool


gsmartcontrol [Options]


GSmartControl is a graphical user interface for smartctl (from smartmontools), which is a tool for querying and controlling SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disk drives. It allows you to inspect the drive's SMART data to determine its health, as well as run various tests on it.

This manual page documents briefly the gsmartcontrol command.


Help Options

-?, --help
Show help options
Show all help options
Show GTK+ options
Show logging options

Application Options

-l, --no-locale
Don't use system locale
-V, --version
Display version information
Don't scan devices on startup
Don't hide non-identity tabs when SMART is disabled. Useful for debugging.
Load smartctl data from file, creating a virtual drive. You can specify this option multiple times.

Add this device to device list. The format of the device is <device>::<type>::<extra_args>, where type and extra_args are optional. This option is useful with --no-scan to list certain drives only. You can specify this option multiple times. Example:

--add-device /dev/sda --add-device /dev/twa0::3ware,2 --add-device '/dev/sdb::::-T permissive'
X display to use
-v, --verbose
Enable verbose logging; same as --verbosity-level 5
-q, --quiet
Disable logging; same as --verbosity-level 0
-b, --verbosity-level
Set verbosity level [0-5]


This manual page was originally written by Giuseppe Iuculano <giuseppe@iuculano.it> for the Debian project.