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Old 07-19-2004, 11:04 AM   #1
opera_sys
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How do I read disc and space used information on a DVD?


Hi,
I have a problem and perhaps you can shed some light. Under Windows if I load a DVD the system will almost spontaneously report disc size and space used. The only way I know of under Linux is to "du -sk" which takes up to 10 minutes on a fully loaded DVD. "df" does not seem to suport cd's or DVD's. Since windows reports this information so quickly it must be stored on a separate track somewhere. Do you know of a utility or a method to read this information? Thank you in advance.
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Old 07-19-2004, 11:28 AM   #2
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Hi.

Erm, df does work with CDs and DVDs. You'll have to mount the disk first though.

Code:
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3              5598184   4581064    732748  87% /
/dev/hda1                46633      1957     42268   5% /boot
/dev/hdc                670522    670522         0 100% /mnt/cdrom
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