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PYDF(1) General Commands Manual PYDF(1)


pydf - report colourised filesystem disk space usage


pydf [options] [file]


pydf is a python script that displays the amount of disk space available on the mounted filesystems, using different colours for different types of filesystems. Output format is completely customizable.

file argument is given, pydf displays just information about filesystem containing the file(s), otherwise it displays information about all mounted filesystems.


Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
include filesystems having 0 blocks
print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 133K 2341M 2448G)
likewise, but use powers of 1000 not 1024
use SIZE-byte blocks
like --block-size=1024
show information about inodes instead of blocks
limit listing to local filesystems
like --block-size=1048576
like --block-size=1073741824
use filesystem native block size
do not use colours
file to get mount information from. On normal linux system, only /etc/mtab or /proc/mounts make sense. Use /proc/mounts when /etc/mtab is corrupted or inaccessible (the output looks a bit weird in this case though)
Show also mount --bind mounted filesystems.


When running with python3, mountpoints with out-of-locale non ASCII names will not be displayed (due to inability of os.statvfs to use bytes instead of strings).


main configuration file
per-user configuration file




Radovan Garabík <>