How do I check how much space I’ve used?

The standard linux tool du shows how much disk space is being used by individual files and directories. For example, the command:

First cd to your home directory cd ~

du -x --max-depth 1 .

will print how much space is used by each directory in your current working directory, plus a total at the end. This will take a few minutes if you have a lot of files, so be patient.

Note: With the legacy home directories, the command df showed your personal quota details; this does not work with our current configuration of home directories on the Isilon filesystem.

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