Disk information commands


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Disk information commands

In this movie we're going to be looking at some commands to give us some hard drive information, or as Unix typically refers to it a disk. The two commands we're going to be looking at are df and du. df stands for disk free space, so it's going to display the amount of disk free space available to us. If I type a line by itself and hit Return, it'll come up with the report telling you all of the volumes that it can see, the hard drives, and how much space is being used and how much is available on each of them. Notice that it has a couple of devices here that it's calling volumes that are just sort of utility devices that it's using.

You can basically ignore those. The one we care about are the ones with the big numbers. Main hard drive is listed here as root. That's where it's mounted. If we had other hard drives, maybe you have your hard drive partitioned or you have external drives plugged in, you would see those under /volumes/ and then the name of the ha...

Disk information commands
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Disk information commands provides you with in-depth training on IT. Taught by Kevin Skoglund as part of the Unix for Mac OS X Users

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