There are several ways to choose the filesystems of either the table or the JSON output:


The default selection of filesystems showcases your storage, avoiding any filesystem which both have no "disk" and aren't remote ones, bound to another filesystem, etc.


Here are the rules of the current heuristics, in order: a filesystem

  1. is excluded when it's bound to a previous one
  2. is excluded when it's of type squashfs
  3. is included when it's of type zfs
  4. is included when it's remote
  5. is excluded when no underlying disk was found

To see all filesystems of your system, do lfs --all:


This list can be quite big with virtual file systems, docker use, etc.

Current filesystem

If you're only interested in the device on which some file is, give the path as argument.

For example, for the current device, use lfs .:


Filter argument

The --filter argument, shortened in -f, lets you specify a constraint, or combine several ones.

A constraint can be related to any column.

You can for example fetch the filesystems with a given type with lfs -f 'type=xfs'.

The operators you can apply to a column are the following ones:

operator meaning
< lower
<= lower or equal
> greater
>= greater or equal
<> different
= somehow equal - for example fs=sda matches /dev/sda1
== really equal

You can combine several column conditions with boolean operators | (or), & (and) and ! (not) and if needed you can use parenthesis.

For example you may want to select the volumes with not enough space with

lfs -f 'free<100G | use>75%'




Only normal filesystems are shown unless you use -a. This applies even when you use the --filter argument.