Linux Tips: The Misunderstood df Command

Posted by tuxchick on Dec 5, 2012 7:56 AM EDT; By Carla Schroder
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I call df, or disk free, the misunderstood command because new Linux users often expect it to tell the sizes of directories and files. But it doesn't do that-- it's for displaying useful information on filesystems. When you invoke it with no arguments, it shows free and used space on all mounted filesystems, their partitions, and mountpoints:

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