Administering filesystems

Displaying filesystem and directory usage statistics

In the Filesystem Manager, display disk usage statistics by selecting View -> Disk Space. The display changes to show (in MB):

To display inode usage statistics, select View -> Inode Usage. The display changes to show:

NOTE: The view mode you select is saved between sessions with the Filesystem Manager.

To display the number of blocks used in a directory, use du(1M) from the UNIX command line:

du directory

The optional directory must be the name of a directory in a mounted filesystem. If you do not give a directory name, du displays the number of blocks in the current directory. (du reports the value in 512-byte blocks by default; to display the value in 1024-byte blocks, include the -k option.)

For example, to display the number of blocks used in the directory /usr/james, enter:

du /usr/james

The command displays the name of each directory in the /usr/james directory and the number of blocks used.

Use the -a option to display each file in the specified directory; -s displays the grand total for the directory. For example, enter the following for the total number of blocks in /usr/james:

du -s /usr/james

You see:

   49790	/usr/james
To display a list of users and the number of blocks they own, use quot(1M) from the UNIX command line:

quot filesystem

For example, to display the owners of files in /dev/usr, enter:

quot /dev/usr

The command displays the users who have files in the filesystem and the numbers of blocks in these files:

   74534   james
   49262   johnd
   36506   root
   15470   bin

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