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Old 04-08-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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Available hard drive space


How would I find out how much space a folder takes up on the hard drive using the command line?
 
Old 04-08-2005, 03:00 PM   #2
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Try du -h FILENAME. du is the disk usage command - the -h option displays the result in human-readable format, if memory serves.

If that doesn't work, consult the man page for du and check out the available options. I'm not at a Linux box now, otherwise I'd check for you...
 
Old 04-08-2005, 05:09 PM   #3
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...or you might try command 'df'
 
Old 04-08-2005, 06:53 PM   #4
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For folders and such a du -sh /folder/path would do it. To see the sizes and usage of mounted filesystems a df-h will do.
 
  


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