Reports information about space on file systems.
df [ [ -P ] | [ -I | -M | -i | -t | -v ] ] [ -k ] [ -s ] [FileSystem ... | File... ]
The df command displays information about total space and available space on a file system. The FileSystem parameter specifies the name of the device on which the file system resides, the directory on which the file system is mounted, or the relative path name of a file system. The File parameter specifies a file or a directory that is not a mount point. If the File parameter is specified, the df command displays information for the file system on which the file or directory resides. If you do not specify the FileSystem or File parameter, the df command displays information for all currently mounted file systems. File system statistics are displayed in units of 512-byte blocks by default.
The df command gets file system space statistics from the statfs system call. However, specifying the -s flag gets the statistics from the virtual file system (VFS) specific file system helper. If you do not specify arguments with the -s flag and the helper fails to get the statistics, the statfs system call statistics are used. Under certain exceptional conditions, such as when a file system is being modified while the df command is running, the statistics displayed by the df command might not be accurate.
Note: Some remote file systems, such as the Network File System (NFS), do not provide all the information that the df command needs. The df command prints blanks for statistics that the server does not provide.
JFS is POWER-based only, and JFS2 is common to both platforms.
|-i||Displays the number of free and used i-nodes for the file system; this output is the default when the specified file system is mounted.|
|-I||Displays information on the total number of blocks, the used space, the free space, the percentage of used space, and the mount point for the file system.|
|-k||Displays statistics in units of 1024-byte blocks.|
|-M||Displays the mount point information for the file system in the second column.|
|-P||Displays information on the file system in POSIX portable format.
Filesystem 512-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on\n
|-s||Gets file system statistics from the VFS specific file system helper instead of the statfs system call. Any arguments given when using the -s flag must be a JFS or Enhanced JFS filesystem mount point or device. The filesystem must also be listed in /etc/filesystems.|
|-t||Includes figures for total allocated space in the output.|
|-v||Displays all information for the specified file system.|
This command returns the following
|>0||An error occurred.|
If your system has the /, /usr, /site, and /usr/venus file systems mounted, the output from the df command resembles the following:
Filesystem 512-blocks Free %Used Iused %Iused Mounted on /dev/hd0 19368 9976 48% 4714 5% / /dev/hd1 24212 4808 80% 5031 19% /usr /dev/hd2 9744 9352 4% 1900 4% /site /dev/hd3 3868 3856 0% 986 0% /usr/venus
cd/ df .
The output from this command resembles the following:
Device 512-blocks free %used iused %iused Mounted on /dev/hd4 19368 9976 48% 4714 5% /
|/etc/filesystems||Lists the known file systems and defines their characteristics.|
|/etc/vfs||Contains descriptions of virtual file system types.|
The fsck command.
The filesystems file.
The File Systems Overview for System Management in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Concepts: Operating System and Devices explains file system types, management, structure, and maintenance.
The Mounting Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Concepts: Operating System and Devices explains mounting files and directories, mount points, and automatic mounts.