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)
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.
The command-line tool to use is
In pretty form,
df -h to get the results in human-friendly form.
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
Use the df command in a terminal window. I like to use the -k option to get the size in KBytes.
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
This is a reminder on the usage of
df -alhk | sort -nk2 # list disk usage and sort by used blocks df -alhT | sort -hk3 # show and sort by human-readable usage df --si | sort -hk3 # (this one doesn't show the empty file systems) df --si | sort -nk5 # sort by percentage full
Only file systems starting with '/dev' are disk partitions:
df -h | grep ^/dev
show partition type too, and hide some non-disk filesystems:
df -h -T df -h --output=source,fstype,size,used,avail,pcent,target -x tmpfs -x devtmpfs
a better view:
list storage blocks:
for block device attributes:
more time consuming but useful tools for examining disk usage:
du du | xdu ncdu xdiskusage