LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-27-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
Ian D
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Solihull, UK
Distribution: Fedora 9
Posts: 127

Rep: Reputation: 15
How much disk space do I have free?


I am running Fedora Core 4.

I have a 160 GB drive which Fedora partitioned for me when I installed.

How do I find out how much space I have used / how much space is free?

Ian
 
Old 10-27-2005, 02:11 PM   #2
yanik
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Montreal Beach
Distribution: Debian Unstable
Posts: 368

Rep: Reputation: 30
look for System Monitor in the gnome menu
 
Old 10-27-2005, 03:24 PM   #3
IsaacKuo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Distribution: Debian 4.0 Etch
Posts: 1,349

Rep: Reputation: 49
If you don't mind opening up a Terminal window, do so and type in the command:

df
 
Old 10-27-2005, 03:30 PM   #4
phil.d.g
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,192

Rep: Reputation: 101Reputation: 101
Quote:
Originally posted by IsaacKuo
If you don't mind opening up a Terminal window, do so and type in the command:

df
Code:
df -h
for a more readable output
 
Old 10-27-2005, 03:37 PM   #5
Avatar
Member
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Canada
Distribution: old ones
Posts: 532

Rep: Reputation: 30
If you want to know how much space a particular folder (and its subfolders) is taking up, type "du -s" from that folder.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 06:22 PM   #6
bigrigdriver
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian Squeeze
Posts: 5,768

Rep: Reputation: 307Reputation: 307Reputation: 307Reputation: 307
There's that old debate: which utility gives the more accurate information: df or du? I use both. One is for 'disk free' and the other for 'disk used'. User preference, I'd guess.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No free space on disk, but there is? Recirqie Suse/Novell 4 02-22-2013 01:17 PM
free disk space mp4-10 Linux - Software 1 04-06-2005 03:32 AM
Can't free disk space mcm8327 Linux - Software 4 03-29-2004 08:19 AM
Free up disk space TheShemeta Slackware 5 11-26-2003 04:50 PM
free disk space? Alf829 Linux - Newbie 3 08-01-2003 11:26 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:43 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration