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Old 07-24-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
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How do I tell how much space I have left on my hard drive?


So like the title says, I am curious to see if the EFM will allow me to see how much space I have left on my hard drive. Also, I would greatly appreciate if some one could point me in the direction of where my "Downloads" folder would be located. I am sorry in advanced for being completely new to linux.

Disclaimer: I read the section on the EFM on the intro guide, and it did not help.

Thanks in advance people.
 
Old 07-24-2014, 05:12 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

You could just use a command line to do it.

For example:

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df -h
Will show you free space on all mounted filesystems
 
Old 07-24-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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Yes df -h ,

Some filemanagers can be configured to show free space.

But, as you get more familiar with the comandline you will find a quick
Code:
df -h
is far quicker as well as having greater detail.
 
Old 10-19-2018, 05:54 AM   #4
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Bodhi has a lovely solution to this! It's one of the things I like best about it. Go to Settings - shelves and add a new shelf (it appears on the desktop and asks you what you want to add to it). Add "Places" to the shelf. Then right click on the shelf for various options to make it look how you want. I tend to select "copy to desktop" which makes it appear on the desktop in a more movable fashion. And I then delete the original shelf (right click - remove). With your new one copied to the desktop you then set it up to look how you want - I go for "Plain" and in settings untick show header. What you're left with then is a simple box which shows your drive and how much space is left on it in a graphical way. Right click to "move" and moving the mouse to the top or bottom or sides of the box allowws you to drag it down to the bottom left just above the taskbar, and resize it. In settings you can select to let windows go over the top of it (so it doesn't make your windows smaller above it).

Sounds complicated but isn't - once you've done it once it's quick and easy next time. It basically shows your drive, the size of it and a coloured line to show how full it is plus something like 10gb free of 15gb. It's there on the desktop to see the whole time.

Alternatively - open file manager and look at the very bottom of the box near the edges and it should also say how much you have free :-)
 
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:13 AM   #5
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Oh, this is veeerry complicated way

menu-settings-gadgets-background-places Add gadget. Now the places gadget appears on the screen with possibility of moving or resizing. After these done, just press right mouse button. That's it
 
Old 10-20-2018, 04:00 PM   #6
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Lol thought there must be an easier way :-) Just couldn't remember how.
 
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:48 PM   #7
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Here's what mine looks like. To find your downloads folder - open file manager and click on home - the folders for downloads, pictures, documents etc should show. Although if you have Bodhi 5 installed I found they were missing. If you have Bodhi 4 installed they should be there.

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Old 10-20-2018, 04:56 PM   #8
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Missing default folders under BL5 was solved here

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...6/#post5909482
 
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:04 PM   #9
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my 5.0 install came with pcmanfm standard and that shows free space in the bottom right corner.

https://imgur.com/a/8f0Moxy
 
Old 10-22-2018, 11:12 AM   #10
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Smile One other solution...

There is a litte app that has been around for years called gkrellm which I run as a startup app when I log in. It can show you most of what you might want to know about your machine in a backgrounded window, including space on any of your drives. It is available via 'sudo apt install gkrellm'.

Additionally, there is a grkrellmd (daemon) which you can run on other machines (I use it on a Raspberry Pi as well as on my home server) and which allows one to monitor those machines as well. At a command prompt, one needs only type 'grkrellm -s (FQDN or IP)', and one gets to view how the remote machine is running.

Easy to install, easy to configure, easy to use.... about as good as it gets.

Hope that is helpful.
 
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:29 AM   #11
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It can show you most of what you might want to know about your machine in a backgrounded window, including space on any of your drives.
sounds a bit like conky. i like the backgrounded window angle. not op, but i will definitely be checking it out
 
Old 10-22-2018, 11:46 AM   #12
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Yes! Very much like conky but not quite as configurable as conky. More of a ready to go solution ... . Gkrellm can be 'skinned' to suit your tastes and there are some plugins available that extend (also available via apt - 'apt search gkrellm') it's functionality (like weather and email monitoring) and you could develop your own plugins if you are into that. But compared to conky, it is a lot easier to set up and I have found that it takes a few less resources than conky does when running in the background. But that may be the way I configured either of the packages.

Whatever you decide works for you... enjoy!
 
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:56 PM   #13
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Whatever you decide works for you... enjoy!
i have been meaning for some time to figure out how to get conky to automatically load at start. still not too familiar with cron so i keep trying different things. that reminded me of your suggestion so far i like it. i could probably tinker with settings for some time. thank you again for the recommendation.
 
Old 10-26-2018, 01:25 PM   #14
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@cordx
If you are using Moksha as your desktop (assume you are not running headless here) then the way to start conky (or gkrellm or whatever) at startup is in the "Control Panel -> Apps -> Startup Applications". Assuming you install conky from an apt source, it will be listed in the "Applications" tab of that window, you simply select it then click "add" and then "apply" (button located at the bottom of that tab). You can then select the order in which it will be loaded in the "Order" tab, and "Apply" that.

The next time you log into the machine, whatever apps you have in that window and it's associated tabs will start up in the order you chose.

Note: I tend to start up Network, followed by ARandR (because I run a laptop that moves around to different places with different monitors available), followed by my cloud sync client, followed by terminology, and finally gkrellm. That works for me, YMMV.

Hope that is helpful...
 
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:28 PM   #15
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If you are using Moksha as your desktop (assume you are not running headless here) then the way to start conky (or gkrellm or whatever) at startup is in the "Control Panel -> Apps -> Startup Applications". Assuming you install conky from an apt source, it will be listed in the "Applications" tab of that window
i am running moksha and that is the way i got htop to run at startup, but conky isn't listed. it has been a couple months since i did this fresh install so i don't recall exactly, but i am fairly certain that i installed conky through apt (no other way to do so is even coming to mind). i only have a couple ppa applications and i don't think conky is among them.

it isn't the end of the world if it doesn't autostart. it was interesting trying to get it set up as a cron job. feels like i am missing some bit of syntax or something. i appreciate the suggestion though
 
  


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