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Old 07-19-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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Question System doesn´t show real available space

Hi all:
My system, RedHat AS R.2.1, doesn't show real available space.
When I use the "df" command, I see that Linux uses 1.9G from 2.0G in file-system /home::

home>df -kh
File-system Size Used Avail Use% Mounted
/dev/sdh1 2.0G 1.9G 33M 99% /home

But, if I execute the 'du' command I get this::

home>du -sh .
159M .

Anyone knows how I can fix that?

Old 07-19-2004, 07:26 PM   #2
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Old 07-19-2004, 09:26 PM   #3
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Hi Mr.,
Your options of du show just the space the files in the home directory use. The df command shows all your partition. To see all space used in the home partition, you have to enter
du -sch .


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