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Displaying Hard Disk Info.

Quick way to view your hdd stats.



[root@intmail root]# df -h


Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on

/dev/md0 73G 2.8G 66G 4% /

none 504M 0 503M 0% /dev/shm



The -h is for "Human readable" basically tells us GB verse MB etc.


[root@intmail root]# df --help


This will display more information about the df command.


Just get my diskinfo script from


It lists partitions underneath physical drives, so I don't get confused about which is which.


Like its predacessor df, it runs as a normal user. We don't need root. Run with -i for interactive.


Here it is called diskinfo but to save typing I secretly rename my copy to dl. [img]<___base_url___>/uploads/emoticons/default_laugh.png[/img]


$ diskinfo -i


Drive Size Description (Removables are highlighted in blue)

/dev/fd0 Empty /dev/floppy-fd0 platform:floppy disk

/dev/sda 37G ATA SAMSUNG SV4002H

├─/dev/sda1 102M mounted on /boot type ext3

├─/dev/sda2 36G mounted on / type ext3

└─/dev/sda3 1G mounted on swap type swap

/dev/sdb 114G ATA Maxtor 6Y120P0

└─/dev/sdb1 114G

/dev/sr0 Empty /dev/dvdrw3 HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N


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