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Ya, I recently installed Linux on a 2 gig partition of my hardrive, and I'm having trouble finding out how  much disk space I have left.  A friend told me to try "du -h" but it appears that it shows how much space each individual file takes up, and i don't really want to add up everything and then subtract it from 2,048MB. So what i'm asking is, is there a utility for this? Or possible a different switch for "du"? I looked at the "du man"ual boot it wasn't much help to this newbie.  I'm running Mandrake 8.0 if that matters.
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The command you should be using is df and not du
if you use the command df -h you'll get an output similar to this:

$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda6             484M   41M  419M   9% /
/dev/hda1              49M  2.5M   44M   6% /boot
/dev/hda8             294M   81M  197M  30% /home
/dev/hda7             294M   36k  278M   1% /tmp
/dev/hda5             984M  828M  106M  89% /usr
/dev/hda9             149M   28M  113M  20% /var

Hope this helps
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