Filesystem Tutorials and HowTos

Tutorials and commands about Linux, Apple OS X, BSD and Unix like file system. Includes file system management, creating file systems & volumes, software RAID, backups, recovery, and conman operations on file systems ( rss feed ).

I am a desktop support professional with experience working in a corporate call center environment. Recently, I started to admin RHEL based IBM Linux server. How do I determine how much disk space left in my Linux server? How do I find out how much disk space I have in Linux for each partition?

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I am a new Linux and Unix-like system user. How do I find out gcc compiler path on Linux? How can I locate a program file in path on Linux or Unix-like systems?

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How can I check if a file exists in a directory with Python and then delete it using python program?

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How do I use the rsync tool to copy only the hidden files and directory (such as ~/.ssh/, ~/.foo, and so on) from /home/jobs directory to the /mnt/usb directory under Unix like operating system?

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I own a Linux powered Synology dedicated Network Attached Storage (NAS) server for my home office use. How do I run fsck on Synology DiskStation that offers RAID storage using Linux command line options over an ssh session?

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How do I find out badly fragmented a particular file might be under Linux operating systems?

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How do I mount the filesystem (disk partition) using the filesystem label on the ext3/ext4 file system located on USB disk or hard disk under Linux operating systems?

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