Linux 101: How to find drive space usage from the command line

If you need to know how much space remains on those drives connected to your server, the information is but a quick command away. Jack Wallen shows you how.

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How much space remains on your Linux server hard drives? It’s not a trick question, and it’s one you should immediately know how to answer. 

Of course, if you use a web-based tool like Cockpit, which gives you a quick heads up as to how much local storage space has been used, the task is very straightforward. Or maybe you’ve installed a GUI on your servers and can use a file manager to discover this information. 

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But what if your servers don’t use a GUI and you’ve not set up a web-based control panel? Where then do you turn to uncover the details on how…

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