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In Xubuntu/Xfce the xfpanel has an add-on for that (Free Space Checker).

Is there something similar for lxpanel or otherwise in LXDE/Lubuntu - or maybe a program with a similar service for all Ubuntu family or even for all Linux?

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df -h if this is enough for you – user827992 Jul 10 '12 at 12:21
@user827992 He is looking for a graphical panel on LXDE window manager not a command line tool. – LinuxBill Jul 10 '12 at 12:24
@WilliamFleming the last part of his question is asking for something different :) – user827992 Jul 10 '12 at 12:25
Also, not looking for something like Baobab - just a free space displaying gadget that I might see at all time. if that's not possible, df -h might just be the easiest way – cipricus Jul 10 '12 at 12:26
well if you want a command line tool. Conky is a good system monitor tool. – LinuxBill Jul 10 '12 at 12:36
up vote 4 down vote accepted

In fact a good answer to what I was asking here for -- something in LXDE/Lubuntu that would permanently display free space as Xfce does in the panel -- is coming from the file browser which always displays free space in the lower part of the window: it's true for PCMan, Nautilus and Thunar. So simple, but I don't think there's something better in Lubuntu.

In pcmanfm:

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In Thunar:

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Excuse me, but... what are you talking about exactly? Where does PCManFM display free space of a file system/disk? – Bucic Jan 2 '13 at 18:19
@Bucic: i have edited the answer; in the posted images the system partition is the one involved, but it will do the same for any partition, including that of windows, external hdd and so on – cipricus Jan 2 '13 at 20:06

Conky is the best doing that, here is a easy way to set up a awsome conky to your desktop

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I prefer Disk Usage Analyzer

sudo apt-get install baobab


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