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Old 07-07-2003, 02:36 PM   #1
Lampei
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Question Available Hard Drive Space?


How can you tell how much hard drive space you have left/in total? I tried "free" in a terminal window, but that seemed to give memory available.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 02:41 PM   #2
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Handy bash commands for finding out stuff in Linux:
# Find CPU specifications
cat /proc/cpuinfo

# What pci cards are installed and what irq/port is used
cat /proc/pci

# Memory and swap information
free
An article: Tips for Optimizing Linux Memory

# How is the hard drive partitioned
fdisk -l

# How much free drive space
df -ah

# Show disk usage by current directory and all subdirectories
du | less

# What takes up so much space on your box
# Run from the directory in question and the largest chunk shows up last
find $1 -type d | xargs du -sm | sort -g

# Find running kernel version
uname -r

# Find X server version
X -showconfig

# What compiler version do I have installed
gcc -v
gcc --version

# What is the distribution
cat /etc/.product
cat /etc/.issue
cat /etc/issue
cat /etc/issue.net
sysinfo

# For finding or locating files
find
locate
which
whereis

# Use dmesg to view the kernel ring buffer (error messages)
dmesg | less

# Watch error messages as they happen (sysklog needed)
as root, tail -f /var/log/messages (shows last 10 lines, use a number in front of f for more lines)

# What processes are running
ps -A

# Find a process by name
ps -ef | grep -i <plain text>
For example, XCDroast
ps -ef xcdroast

# See current environment list, or pipe to file
env | more
env > environmentvariablelist.txt

# Show current userid and assigned groups
id

# See all command aliases for the current user
alias

# See rpms installed on current system
rpmquery --all | more
rpmquery --all > <filename>
rpmquery --all | grep -i <plaintext>

# What directory am I using
pwd

# Get ls colors in less
ls --color=always | less -R

Look at man <command> or info <command> for the flags I used and for other options you can use for bash commands.

Last edited by fancypiper; 07-07-2003 at 03:06 PM.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 02:41 PM   #3
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try this.
df (the harddrive/partition, e.g. /dev/hdb3) -h
 
Old 07-07-2003, 02:41 PM   #4
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I use:
df -h
 
Old 07-07-2003, 02:42 PM   #5
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that's quite a post fancypiper
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:05 PM   #6
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Awesome! Thanks for everyone's help. And great list fancypiper.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:08 PM   #7
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Oops! I forgot the Mandrake stuff;

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page
 
  


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