Jun 282013

Sometime it happen that the command df and the command du report different results such as:

df -h /tmp
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/vzfs             16G   12G   4G  75%  /tmp

While a du command show somethign different such as:

du -hs /tmp/
10G	/tmp/

There are usually different reason when this happen.
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Dec 092012

In the past I’ve wrote an article about the commands du and df that can respectively give you information about the Disk Usage and the Disk Free of your Linux computer.
I personally use both of these commands a lot of times at work to check file system and/or directory, but I also understand that on a desktop with Linux you could use something more graphical to see the status of your partitions or directories, so today I’ll show you some programs that can achieve this goal: baobab, cdu, ncdu, JDiskReport and Filelight.

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Apr 262011

hard-diskAs system administrator , but also as common user on my PC, one of the more common problem is when a file system got filled up at up at 100% of its size.
So, in this article we’ll see 2 commands that can help us in keeping under control or check the space used in every filesystem and in his directory.

df : report file system disk space usage

du: estimate file space usage Continue reading »

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