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

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45 Responses

  1. Paolo says:

    I still don’t know how much disk space i have left.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Paolo,

      The df -hT will display the size of all partitions table, there you can easily trace how much space utilized and left on each partition.

  2. xing says:

    df actually stands for: Disk free

    from wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Df_(Unix)

  3. James Marsh says:

    Achtually, if you want to be super correct df -h shows usage in Gibibytes, df -H shows Gigabytes. The difference gets noticeable at high amounts and people are more used to thinking in Giga rather than Gibi no matter how much computer techs would prefer it to be the other way around.

    • Kiran says:

      You have put the details other way around -h uses 1024 where as -H uses powers of 1000. -H numbers would be significantly higher than -h.

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