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du stands for disk usage and df for disk free. du command will return file sizes and df will return file system size information. And as already suggested, all you need is to thoroughly read manuals of both commands and let's know if you stuck somewhere.
Thanks to all for speedy and to the point replies. du and df disk usage and disk free
Indeed, all the names of basic commands in Linux are mnemonic and spelling the complete name is an aid to fix them in memory. One of my favourite command names is dd that stats for Disk Destroyer. It is a very useful command but it warns the user that an inattentive usage can wipe out a disk in a bunch of milliseconds. One more reason to RTFM!