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Re: Get the available space in a partition using as input a directory?

by Not_a_Number (Parson)
on Jul 12, 2013 at 19:10 UTC ( #1044053=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Get the available space in a partition using as input a directory?

You missed this bit from the OP:

This would have to work on Linux, Mac and Windows (my emphasis)

Neither stat nor statvfs work on Windows.

Here's a kludge to get the available space on your current Windows drive:

my $free = ( split ' ', qx{ dir|find "bytes free" } )[2]; $free =~ s/\D//g;

But that is Perl 5. I don't know if Perl 4 even provides a way to make a system call to Windows...


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Re^2: Get the available space in a partition using as input a directory?
by choroba (Abbot) on Jul 12, 2013 at 19:16 UTC
    bytes free
    Aren't MS Windows localized, i.e. this would work only for English users?
    لսႽ ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ

      Yup, you're right.

      Here's an updated kludge:

      my $free = ( split "\n", qx{ dir } )[-1]; $free = ( split ' ', $free )[2]; $free =~ s/\D//g; print $free;

      Works for at least French and English...

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