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

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Ravi Saive

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16 Responses

  1. Gregor says:

    Thx, this saved me a lot of work and helped me to solve some problems. I’ll save this article to my bookmarks, you always need all kind of linux commands.

  2. Alamgeer says:

    very nice information.

  3. Sandeep says:

    Thank you

  4. Rauf says:

    Thanks Ravi for explaining in detail. I being a newbie was lil worried using the Linux Commands. The explanation really helped free 15 GB of data on my server. Cheers !

  5. tuxlover says:

    If your df differs from du -csm /mountpoint, check for deleted files still opened (so still on disk, seen by df, but not du) with lsof :
    lsof |grep deleted

    For an online disk usage report you can also try http://www.diskreport.net
    With periodic reports you can get graphs of size changes for each directory, very usefull to find growing files

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