21 June 2015
Occasionally you may want to check your diskspace, and via cygwin, you can see all the drives mounted on your computer via the ‘df’ command line utility. A slightly nicer approach however is pydf, a python-based replacement.
The website for pydf contains all the files you will need - just download, extract and alias the script:
# Download the tarball wget http://kassiopeia.juls.savba.sk/~garabik/software/pydf/pydf_12.tar.gz # Extract and move the files tar xvf pydf_12.tar.gz && mv pydf-12 /usr/local/bin/ # Copy the man file into the right place cp /usr/local/bin/pydf-12/pydf.1 /usr/share/man/man1/ # Add an alias to your .bashrc to use it: alias 'df'='/usr/local/bin/pydf-12/pydf'
Then when you run it, your disk space should be displayed like so: