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In windows, the "My Computer" view shows how much disk space each partition/volume has.

How do I get this information in linux? (linux mint)

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At the bottom of every tab/window in nautilus it will display how much free space is on the drive you are currently browsing if you have no folders/files selected.

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nice, didn't realize it! –  hasen Jul 22 '09 at 18:20

The command-line tool to use is df.

In pretty form, df -h to get the results in human-friendly form.

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I'd suggest df -alh. This shows even hidden mounted file systems, but only local ones (no NFS or SMB drives). –  Jack M. Jul 22 '09 at 18:45
Whoa whoa whoa. You must mean df --si. –  andrew.n Jul 23 '09 at 2:19

Use the df command in a terminal window. I like to use the -k option to get the size in KBytes.

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If I'm remembering correctly, Mint is a slightly re-tooled version of Ubuntu. If this doesn't work, you may need to check the repos for Disk Space Analyzer.

You should be able to go to Application > Accessories > Disk Space Analyzer

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To see the size of and disk-space used of partitions...

for a pretty, graphical view you can use gparted. If it is installed it will be under:
System -> Administration -> Partition Editor

if it's not installed you can remedy that by using synaptic (I assume mint has that or a similar app since it's based on Ubuntu) or just typing the following command into a terminal:

sudo apt-get install gparted
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