Features of duf
- Gives you an overview of all the devices mounted which is easy to understand
- Ability to specify a directory/file name and check free space for that mount point
- Change/Remove columns from the output
- List inode information
- Sort the output
- JSON output supported
- Ability to specify the theme if it does not detect your terminal’s theme automatically
How to install duf on Debian/Ubuntu Linux
Use the wget command or curl command to download file:
$ https://github.com/muesli/duf/releases/download/v0.6.2/checksums.txt $ wget https://github.com/muesli/duf/releases/download/v0.6.2/duf_0.6.2_linux_amd64.deb $ sha256sum --ignore-missing -c checksums.txt
Now, Install duf .deb package on Debian or Linux Mint packages:
$ sudo apt install ./duf_0.6.2_linux_amd64.deb
How to use Duf disk monitoring utility
Now, launch the application by simply typing duf from the terminal.
If you want to take a look at all the available commands using duf at a glance, you can type in:
$ duf --help Usage of duf: -all include pseudo, duplicate, inaccessible file systems -hide string hide specific devices, separated with commas: local, network, fuse, special, loops, binds -hide-fs string hide specific filesystems, separated with commas -inodes list inode information instead of block usage -json output all devices in JSON format -only string show only specific devices, separated with commas: local, network, fuse, special, loops, binds -only-fs string only specific filesystems, separated with commas -output string output fields: mountpoint, size, used, avail, usage, inodes, inodes_used, inodes_avail, inodes_usage, type, filesystem -sort string sort output by: mountpoint, size, used, avail, usage, inodes, inodes_used, inodes_avail, inodes_usage, type, filesystem (default "mountpoint") -style string style: unicode, ascii (default "unicode") -theme string color themes: dark, light (default "dark") -version display version -warnings output all warnings to STDERR -width uint max output width
You can print only specific file systems or devices by passing it as an argument. Since I created this machine in a single partition everything is mounted on the root (/). Based upon your partition scheme you will see different output.
$ duf /home /usr /opt $ duf /root/ $ duf /var/log
Another example would be sorting the output based on the size in a particular order, here’s what you need to type:
duf --sort size
And, the output should look like:
You can pass
--all flag to display Pseudo, inaccessible, and duplicate file systems.
$ duf -all
You have the option to print only certain columns bypassing the column name as an argument to
$ duf --output used,size,avail,usage
You can explore its GitHub page for more information on additional commands and installation instructions.
Is there anything similar to this tool that you know of? Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments down below.