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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