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Old 11-16-2004, 08:15 PM   #1
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Question Best program for checking available disk space?


What is the best Linux utility for checking available space on a given drive?. I'm looking for something similar to the one in Windows where you have a colorful little pie chart showing how much space you have left. I'm using Fedora Core 2 on one machine and Fedora Core 2 on another (both use Gnome). Any links or suggestions are greatly appreciated!


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Old 11-16-2004, 08:42 PM   #2
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i don't know what pretty pie chart programs are available but the quick and dirty way is to type "df" from a terminal.
Old 11-16-2004, 08:58 PM   #3
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In Gnome 1.x there was a little GTK app that could show piecharts or colums indicating how much disk space was free on different partitions. If I remember correctly it was called gDiskfree or something along those lines.

But yeah, df -h makes me happy.

Old 11-16-2004, 09:09 PM   #4
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kdiskfree with kde is probably the closest to what you want. It has some cool features.
Old 11-16-2004, 10:53 PM   #5
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In earlier versions I`ve used 'gtop' [a good one - graphical]
Its available in the gnome menu as System Monitor.

I hope its there in your distro too.

Old 11-16-2004, 10:57 PM   #6
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Well, if you don't require a GUI, you could use df.

Looks a bit like this:
[slackbox ~] df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1              72G   15G   54G  21% /


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