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How can I check disk space used in a partition using the terminal in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I was wondering if there is a command that can tell the space used in a partition using the terminal. Like I want to use the su command to change to a user called admin ...
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How to see the size and free disk space on the / filesystem's partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find the amount of free space on my hard drive? In Nautilus, I can easily see the physical size (total capacity, free space, used space) of any mounted disk, e.g. ...
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Hard Drive Info [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my laptop about a month ago. The laptop has a 500Gb HD (483.9 actually shows up). I’ve applied all the updates (security, etc.), and as of today, I can no longer ...
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how to know partitions size [duplicate]

I entered sudo fdisk -l now I want to know how much of my hard disk belong to this partition: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda2 156264318 273474494 ...
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How to check what big files are in /home and how to install somewhere else? [duplicate]

i am trying to install matlab and its trying to install in /home because i get a warning saying /home is left with 1 gb. How do I check what folders are in home and how can I install matlab in /dev/...
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"Unmet Dependencies" problem when trying apt-get install

Anytime I try to install python packages using the command: sudo apt-get install python-package I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Resize Ubuntu partition to increase its size without reinstalling Ubuntu

I'm running out of space for my Ubuntu OS. Is it possible to allocate more space for Ubuntu without reinstalling it or adding a new physical hard drive? I am using GParted to view my partitions, but ...
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How do I check how much free space is on my usb stick? (Kubuntu 18.04)

How do I check how much free space is on my usb? I don't see how I can do this, although I can access the usb stick's files when I insert it through Dolphin. Preferably a UI option, not command line.
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Uninstalled Virtual Box without deleting the VDI

I created a VM using Virtual Box, but I gave it 25 GB, and I had 15 GB free. So I deleted it, and soon, uninstalled Virtual Box, but when I open my filesystem's properties, it is full, I mean to say ...
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How to free space on Ubuntu 16.04?

I am trying to install something on the Ubuntu and it returns me the message : 'no free space on device'. I have tied 3 different ways to free some space and apparently did not succeed. 1: Synapsis ...
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Differences between `df -h` VS `df -h --total`

I was reading this answer that suggested df -h for checking disc space. But in the comments, another user suggested df -h --total and at this time has 93 upvotes. I tried both df -h and df -h --total ...
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Why is the space on my disk used up so quickly?

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 10. The Ubuntu partition has 419 GB, and another 8 GB to swap. My issue is that when the installation is finished, when I log in to Ubuntu, second by ...
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so many number of entries in "file systems" tab in System moniter

Hi, I'm checking the disk usage in my ubuntu system (18.04)and I'm seeing so many entries in the File Systems tab. Is it common to see all these or am I doing something wrong. Attached the picture ...
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