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Babak K. Shandiz
Babak K. Shandiz

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Living in the Shell #19; df (Report Disk Free Space)

df 💾

Reports disk free space.

See disk free space

df
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Filesystem     1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
tmpfs            1603540      2068   1601472   1% /run
/dev/nvme0n1p3 471738592 268747932 178957944  61% /
tmpfs            8017688    327492   7690196   5% /dev/shm
tmpfs               5120         4      5116   1% /run/lock
tmpfs               4096         0      4096   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/nvme0n1p1    244988      5304    239684   3% /boot/efi
tmpfs            1603536       120   1603416   1% /run/user/1000

Note that the values are in kilobytes.

Human-readable size values -h

df -h
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Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
tmpfs           1.6G  2.1M  1.6G   1% /run
/dev/nvme0n1p3  450G  257G  171G  61% /
tmpfs           7.7G  313M  7.4G   4% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs           4.0M     0  4.0M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/nvme0n1p1  240M  5.2M  235M   3% /boot/efi
tmpfs           1.6G  120K  1.6G   1% /run/user/1000

Include file-system type -T

df -hT
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Filesystem     Type   Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
tmpfs          tmpfs  1.6G  2.1M  1.6G   1% /run
/dev/nvme0n1p3 ext4   450G  257G  171G  61% /
tmpfs          tmpfs  7.7G  296M  7.4G   4% /dev/shm
tmpfs          tmpfs  5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs          tmpfs  4.0M     0  4.0M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/nvme0n1p1 vfat   240M  5.2M  235M   3% /boot/efi
tmpfs          tmpfs  1.6G  120K  1.6G   1% /run/user/1000

Produce a grand total --total

df -h --total
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Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
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total           461G  257G  182G  59% -

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Ernesto Lopez

Great short content, easy to understand and follow, and useful for a quick doubt