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Old 08-28-2003, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hard drive size?


Is there a linux command to will tell the size (capacity) of a drive?
 
Old 08-28-2003, 09:26 PM   #2
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df -h

It will need to be mounted, otherwise you can:
fdisk -l

To display the cylinders and such...

Other options might be to check the BIOS, it usually reports the size in there.

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Old 08-28-2003, 09:28 PM   #3
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could he use du / -bh | more too?

i tried it just before and because of the access denied i think you have to type this as root
 
Old 08-28-2003, 09:31 PM   #4
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That doesn't really provide general information on the entire drive though, that lists how much each folder holds, but it's a good command nonetheless

df is for the entire mounted partition, du is for directories.

And as a side note:
more is not as good as less. Less is a more versatile text reader, IMHO..

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Old 08-28-2003, 09:46 PM   #5
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but it's a good command nonetheless
yep, your signature holds some very interesting links but i did not finish the commands page yet
 
  


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