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How to Check Raspberry Pi SD Card Free Space (Disk Space Usage)

How much space is left on my Pi?
howchoo   (467)
September 15, 2023
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This short guide will show you how to check how much free space your Raspberry Pi has.

1 – Get to the command line/terminal

Open a new command line/terminal session.

If you’re using Jessie Lite, this is the default state that your Pi boots into.

If you’re using RetroPie, you can get here by pressing F4 on a keyboard or by exiting to the command line through the RetroPie UI.

If you’re using Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian), simply open a new Terminal.

2 – Run the following command

Run the following command and press enter:


This will display the total disk usage for your SD card in columns. If you’d like to make it more readable, you can add the -h flag, which will add G and M units for gigabytes and megabytes:

df -h

🛈 You can see here that I’m using 16% of my available SD card space.

How to Run a Minecraft Server on the Raspberry Pi

A whole world trapped inside your Pi.
howchoo   (467)
December 7, 2023

There are several ways to go about running a Minecraft server on the Raspberry Pi. In this guide, I’ll cover how to install Nukkit—a cross-platform Minecraft server that’s super easy to set up on the Raspberry Pi. This server should work with PCs, consoles, and tablets running Minecraft 1.14. I’ll be using a Raspberry Pi

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