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If you don't like the idea of dedicating a whole terminal to watching the output of df, you could consider a tool such as conky. There are countless examples of using conky to monitor everything from HDD usage, HDD temp, ram usage, local weather, news headlines... you name it.
As Julie said, you can use df to display free space, passing it either the mount point or the device name: df --human-readable /home df --human-readable /dev/sda1 You'll get something like this: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 833G 84G 749G 10% /home To run it continuously, use watch. Default update interval is 2 seconds, but ...
df is a simple command line utility that shows you disk usage, including free space. Check man df for details.
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