This is a quick-tip for Ubuntu users who’d like to find the amount of free space on their hard disk via command line.
Figured I’d post a quick-tip while enjoying the vacations and all. Since I am a command line power user, I like to do a lot through it. Having built a lot of CLIs and workflow automation — I can only tell you how happy it makes me being able to hack it through Command line.
Space Usage on Ubuntu#
So, let’s get to it. If like me all you need is the total of disk space used then just use the following command.
⚡️ Complimentary GIF — As they say, GIF or didn’t happen.
Here’s a sample output with the total shown at the end
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 478M 0 478M 0% /dev
tmpfs 100M 4.5M 95M 5% /run
/dev/vda1 20G 3.3G 16G 18% /
tmpfs 497M 0 497M 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
tmpfs 497M 0 497M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 100M 0 100M 0% /run/user/0
total 22G 3.3G 17G 17% -
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