find the device when you only know the mount point

df | grep -w /media/KINGSTON | awk {'print $1'}
most usefull when creating batch scripts using several usb drives and some commands like mkntfs needs a device name the -w option for grep is here to filter lines when you have multiple drives with the same volume label. Without this option, the grep command will return /media/KINGSTON /media/KINGSTON_ /media/KINGSTON__
Sample Output
/dev/sdc1

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