May 082013

Article by Alessio Bash, published in Italian on his nice ArchLinux Blog

Check constantly your disk or its partitions is one of the essential things in a linux system. Today users usually checks this through graphical tools, but the real Linux old-timers use a terminal and the command “df“. Today I want to show you how to use “dfc“, similar to df but with the addition of colors and a percentage bar. You know, sometimes the eyes wants their part!
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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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