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From the command line (bash) I would like to know what disk a given file is stored in. E.G.:

$ [what filesystem is this file in command] /tmp/example/file

/dev/sda1
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You can get the answer by using df command on the directory containing the executable. For example, on you example, you could say

df /tmp/example
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  • @don_crissti my df (GNU coreutils 8.13) does not have that option: df: unrecognized option '--output=source'.
    – terdon
    Commented Jun 11, 2013 at 2:08

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