How to use df

The df command is used to view the amount of free diskspace on a server.  The most common usage of this command will include the -h flag.  This flag will make the output be more human readable.

Here is an example of this command from one of our shared servers:
# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda7            1012M  573M  388M  60% /
/dev/sda1              99M   31M   64M  33% /boot
none                  2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda8              51G   37G   13G  75% /home
/dev/sda6            1012M   35M  926M   4% /tmp
/dev/sda2             6.6G  4.4G  1.9G  71% /usr
/dev/sda5             6.0G  2.1G  3.7G  37% /var
/dev/sdb1              68G   35G   30G  54% /home2
/tmp                 1012M   35M  926M   4% /var/tmp


This command provides some useful information about current free space on your system.  This would be a good thing to check before adding any new large clients to a server.  Checking the free disk space can assure that you have sufficient space for the new account.

  • 1 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to Install ProFTPD on CentOS 6

Step 1: Add the EPEL Repository ProFTPD is part of Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL),...

How To Install Docker on CentOS 7

Step 1: Installation of Docker As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:...

Update and Patch OpenSSL on Ubuntu for the CCS Injection Vulnerability

What is OpenSSL? OpenSSL is a common cryptographic library which provides encryption,...

How to List Which Apache Modules are Enabled on Ubuntu

The Apache web server is one of the most popular and powerful web servers in the world due to its...

How to Setup Email on Microsoft Outlook 2013

Step 1: Add a New Account Click Add Account.     Step 2: Select Manual Setup...

Powered by WHMCompleteSolution