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Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on gecko.corp.opsware.com:/fs02/fs02/home/lwang
2.0T 1.9T 50G 98% /h/lwang
I hope you are aware that your home directory is on a network mount. So all bets are off about what is using the disk space. You need to check the machine that is hosting your home directory to find out about the disk usage.
df reports how much free disk space is available for each mount you have. It is not what I thought. I thought it shows how much total space, available space I have in my home directory. it was wrong.
so how do I check how much total space I have for my home directory using linux command?
do I have to log on to the server gecko.corp.opsware.com to find out it?
If there are no quotas set up on the server, limiting the space per user, the available space is what df reports, it is just that it can be used by other users with their /home directories on the same mount.