12 Useful “df” Commands to Check Disk Space in Linux

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30 Responses

  1. Pedantic Pete says:

    3 and 7 are duplicates! Only 11 useful commands

  2. Andy Miller says:

    I have a file system that is not a Mount Point and does not show up when “df” is executed….. Is there a command to show the file allocation and utilization for a file system that is allocated space, but, is not configured as a Mount Point?

    Thanks,
    Andy

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Andy,

      In this case you should use du command to find out disk usage of files and directories in Linux..

      • Mohideen Sahib says:

        Hi Ravi,

        According to Andy he said the file system is not on a mount point.

        to access any filesystem it should be mounted right.

        If its only about allocation u can use fdisk or parted if its a physical partition / lvs or lvscan if if its a LVM one.

        thanks
        Mohideen

  3. Sujata Tamang says:

    very useful and well explained “df” commands, Thanks !!

  4. Leo Podstanicky says:

    Very useful, thank you, ones of the most used commands Leo Podstanicky

  5. omuhi says:

    Thank you for the article. I was able to find the size of my home directory using one of the commands.

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