24.4.4. Using the df Command

The df command allows you to display a detailed report on the system's disk space usage. To do so, type the following at a shell prompt:
For each listed file system, the df command displays its name (Filesystem), size (1K-blocks or Size), how much space is used (Used), how much space is still available (Available), the percentage of space usage (Use%), and where is the file system mounted (Mounted on). For example:
~]$ df
Filesystem                 1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg_kvm-lv_root  18618236   4357360  13315112  25% /
tmpfs                         380376       288    380088   1% /dev/shm
/dev/vda1                     495844     77029    393215  17% /boot
By default, the df command shows the partition size in 1 kilobyte blocks and the amount of used and available disk space in kilobytes. To view the information in megabytes and gigabytes, supply the -h command-line option, which causes df to display the values in a human-readable format:
df -h
For instance:
~]$ df -h
Filesystem                  Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg_kvm-lv_root   18G  4.2G   13G  25% /
tmpfs                       372M  288K  372M   1% /dev/shm
/dev/vda1                   485M   76M  384M  17% /boot
For a complete list of available command-line options, see the df(1) manual page.