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Linuxblogger: Tips for Finding Disk Usage Using the Command Line

Mar 14, 2006, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Figuring out available disk space is a common task no matter the operating system of choice. The command line for Linux can be a very useful tool to figure where space has filled up on your harddrives or other storage media. The command line is quick and does not require an extreme knowledge of UNIX based system commands in order to get your desired results. What is great about the command line is it doesn't matter the Linux distribution. All distributions come with their form of UNIX based console interface.

"The utlimate disk usage utilites for command line are the df and du commands. Here are some helpful tips for getting the quickest results from these commands..."

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