How to Check Raspberry Pi SD Card Free Space (Disk Space Usage)
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:
|🛈 You can see here that I’m using 16% of my available SD card space.|