Free/Used space on unmounted storage devices

Madison Kelly linux at
Mon Mar 3 08:48:07 PST 2008

Danny Kukawka wrote:
> On Freitag, 29. Februar 2008, Madison Kelly wrote:
>> 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?
> If you take a look at the SPEC of HAL you will see that hal don't provide any 
> information about used/free disk space. And IMO there is also no need to have 
> something like that in HAL since you can get these info as user without any 
> problems.
> Danny

Thanks for the reply, Danny. What you're saying makes sense, was just 
"hoping" it was there somewhere. :)


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