The shift from the Windows graphical user interface to the Ubuntu terminal environment might be difficult. Nothing is familiar now, and even the most basic activities have become tough.
Examining your spent or available disk space is one such process. Don’t be concerned; obtaining disk space in Ubunutu is fairly simple.
Here’s how to see how much disk space you’ve used in Ubuntu.
How to view Total Disk Space Used in Ubuntu?
To get the total disk space used in Ubuntu, we will use two commands. The first command will give us our filesystem.
Step 1: Find your Filesystem
First, let’s look up our filesystem. In your terminal type
The terminal will spit out a lot of information, but we’re just interested in the least bit. You will be given a list of “Devices,” with the one with the largest “Size” being the one we want. In our case, it is “/dev/vda1.”
Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/vda1 227328 167772126 167544799 79.9G Linux filesystem /dev/vda14 2048 10239 8192 4M BIOS boot /dev/vda15 10240 227327 217088 106M Microsoft basic data
Step 2: Check Used and Available Space
Next, we will look up our used and available space. In your terminal type
df -h [FILE SYSTEM FROM STEP 1]
In our second argument, we will use the “Device” we discovered in the previous phase. So, in our case, we’ll do df -h /dev/vda1.
Your filesystem argument will very likely differ.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/vda1 78G 46G 32G 59% /
We now have the information we were looking for. The overall size of your drive is displayed, as well as the presently utilized space, available space, and % used.
Of course, now that we know our filesystem, we may skip the first step. The df command can also be used without the filesystem parameter.
This will provide us with several filesystems. You may select the one you want from the list and view the same information.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /dev tmpfs 395M 1.6M 393M 1% /run /dev/vda1 78G 46G 32G 59% / tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /dev/shm tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup