4 Useful Way to Know Plugged USB Device Name in Linux

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Aaron Kili

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12 Responses

  1. Dan St-Andre says:

    Some of us use external USB-connected drives as system-wide storage. I, for one, would like to mount those file systems elsewhere than /media/{username}. Also, I’d like to use a standard name for some “media” drives instead of a changing label or UUID identifier.

    For example, the flash storage from my digital camera, I’d like to mount as “…/camera” regardless of the label/UUID.

    Consider an article that explains how to accomplish that.

  2. Joe Beach says:

    What about USB devices that are not for data storage? Cameras, humidity sensors, A-D converters, all kinds of tools for monitoring the physical world.

    • Aaron Kili says:


      Very good question, as of now, we can not tell how that can be done, since we have not dealt with the devices you are talking about. However, we will definitely look for more information concerning this question and find relevant ways or command line tools for listing or identifying such(Cameras, humidity sensors, A-D converters, all kinds of tools for monitoring the physical world) USB devices.

      Thanks for getting in touch.

  3. Ren Yuntao says:

    We can also use lsblk and parted.

  4. Bruce Lytle says:

    This commands listed will only deal with block devices.
    For simplicity and to find ALL USB devices try “lsusb -v”. This will tell you everything you need to know about any USB device.

    • Aaron Kili says:


      lsusb -v is a good command, however, it can work well for advanced users. Newbies may not find its output easy to understand, but it offers more in-depth information about USB devices. Above all. thanks for informing us, we will add it to the list above.

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