Free/Used space on unmounted storage devices
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Mon Mar 3 08:47:22 PST 2008
Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> Hi Madison Kelly!
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 09:13:49AM -0500, Madison Kelly wrote next:
>> Here is a sample output from 'hal-device' for an unmounted partition. I can
>> see various size-type data like block size, number of blocks, total size and
>> such, but no information on used/free space. Perhaps I am missing something?
> Really, the free space is dependent to the FS. I guess the used/free
> information can't be catched without some initial (mount) procedure.
That makes sense, as the contents of a device is really stretching the
idea of "information about a device". Oh well, was hoping to avoid
having to mount a partition to collect that data.
Thanks for your help!
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