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How to find the available free space on your system through the CLI

Introduction:

Whether you are using Windows or Linux, you can quickly determine your free disk space from the command line interface (CLI).

Requirements:

Access to the Windows or Linux command line interface.

Procedure:

Linux:

Type:

df -h

to retrieve detailed disk information on mounted partitions with the following six column headers:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on

By including the -h in the command, the returned disk information will be in easily readable formats.

Windows:

Type:

wmic logicaldisk get freespace

to return available disk space. Output will appear as bytes and will look like:

FreeSpace

3906949120

More Information:

On Linux, type either:

man df
man fdisk -l

On Windows, type either:

wmic /?
wmic logicaldisk /?
wmic logicaldisk get /?
wmic logicaldisk get freespace /?