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df without line wrap on long FS name

Terminal - df without line wrap on long FS name
df -P | column -t
2011-04-09 13:12:46
User: fossilet
Functions: column df
df without line wrap on long FS name

-P uses the POSIX output format, which makes information on each file system always printed on exactly one line. "column -t" makes a table from the input.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
df -PH|column -t
2013-01-06 09:07:58
User: Christian

all on one line and you also get the filesystem type

alias df="df | awk 'NF == 1 {printf(\$1); next}; {print}'"
2011-04-09 06:43:51
User: MeaCulpa
Functions: alias

Personally I think line wrap in default df command is annoying for scripting & seeing. So I overwrite it. Maybe more work should be done if wrapped line is over 2...

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wow - never knew about column!

Comment by bashrc 253 weeks and 1 day ago

Coincidentally I've just updated df to align automatically and not wrap over 2 lines. The change will be in the about to be released coreutils 8.11

Comment by pixelbeat 252 weeks and 6 days ago

df -hP | column -t

... is much readable for human, but without "h" is better for parsing.

Comment by mypower_cz 252 weeks and 5 days ago

Good to know that :)

Comment by MeaCulpa 252 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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