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Lampei 07-07-2003 03:36 PM

Available Hard Drive Space?
How can you tell how much hard drive space you have left/in total? :confused: I tried "free" in a terminal window, but that seemed to give memory available.

fancypiper 07-07-2003 03:41 PM

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
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/

# For finding or locating files

# 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

# See all command aliases for the current user

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

# What directory am I using

# 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.

KptnKrill 07-07-2003 03:41 PM

try this.
df (the harddrive/partition, e.g. /dev/hdb3) -h

david_ross 07-07-2003 03:41 PM

I use:
df -h

KptnKrill 07-07-2003 03:42 PM

that's quite a post fancypiper

Lampei 07-07-2003 04:05 PM

Awesome! Thanks for everyone's help. And great list fancypiper.

fancypiper 07-07-2003 04:08 PM

Oops! I forgot the Mandrake stuff; :eek:

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
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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