Show total disk space on all partitions

df -h --total | awk 'NR==1; END{print}'
show off how big your disks are
Sample Output
Filesystem                  Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
total                       7.5T  2.7T  4.9T  36% -

2014-03-01 19:52:50

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