UNIX Tutorial Six

Other useful UNIX commands  


The df command reports on the space left on the file system. For example, to find out how much space is left on the fileserver, type

% df .


The du command outputs the number of kilobyes used by each subdirectory. Useful if you have gone over quota and you want to find out which directory has the most files. In your home-directory, type

% du

Originally created by M.Stonebank@surrey.ac.uk edited to be used with Cygwin, © 24th August 2001