how to show disk space usage

$ df -h


Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1              27G   12G   15G  45% /
...

note: the -h parameter means “human-readable.”

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2 Responses to “how to show disk space usage”


  1. 1 Joe Pine October 30, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks for the tip, it was quick and useful.

    -Joe

  2. 2 virtualTrader October 15, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks, handy tip! How do I see what files are taking up most space?


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