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INNDF(8)		  InterNetNews Documentation		      INNDF(8)

       inndf - Report free disk, inodes, and overview information

       inndf [-Fhi] [-f	filename] directory [directory ...]

       inndf -n

       inndf -o

       inndf was originally a replacement for "df | awk" in innwatch.ctl(5)
       and innstat(8), and now also reports various other usage	information
       about INN's storage that	df(1) doesn't understand.  inndf doesn't sync,
       forks less, and is generally less complicated than df(1).

       Its default behavior is to report free kilobytes	(not disk blocks), or
       free inodes if -i is used, in the file systems holding the directories
       given on	the command line.  (A kilobyte in this case is 1024 bytes.)
       If only one directory is	given, the output will be a simple number; if
       more than one directory is given, the output will be formatted for
       human readability.

       If enableoverview is set	to true	in inn.conf, inndf can also be used to
       get information about the overview database.  With the -n option, it
       reports a count of the total number of overview records stored.	With
       -o, it reports the percentage of	space used in the overview database
       (for those overview methods where this is meaningful data).

       -f filename
	   filename should contain a list of directories to use	in addition to
	   those given by the arguments, one per line.	Blank lines and
	   anything after "#" on any line are ignored.

       -F  Like	-f except that the filename is pathetc/filesystems and it is
	   not an error	if this	file doesn't exist.  (This option is used
	   primarily by	such things as innstat(8), so that the news
	   administrator can add additional file systems to check to
	   pathetc/filesystems without having to modify	the script.)

       -h  Print a usage message and exit.

       -i  Report the number of	free inodes rather than	the amount of free
	   disk	space.

       -n  Report the total number of records in the overview database.	 Note
	   that	crossposted articles will have one overview record for each
	   newsgroup they're posted to.

       -o  Report the percentage usage of the overview database	space.	This
	   is only meaningful for overview methods that	pre-allocate a certain
	   amount of space rather than grow to accommodate more	records.
	   Currently, this flag	is only	useful for the buffindexed overview

       Print the free kilobytes	in pathspool as	a simple number:

	   inndf <pathspool in inn.conf>

       Report the free inodes in pathnews and pathspool	in a format designed
       for human readability:

	   inndf -i <pathnews> <pathspool>

       The same, but also add in all file systems in pathetc/filesystems:

	   inndf -i -F <pathnews> <pathspool>

       Print out the number of overview	records	and the	percentage space used
       by a buffindexed	overview database:

	   inndf -no

       inndf was written by Ian	Dickinson <>.	This manual
       page was	written	by Swa Frantzen	<>.	Thanks
       also to the following folks for ports, patches, and comments:

	   Mahesh Ramachandran <>
	   Chuck Swiger	<>
	   Sang-yong Suh <>
	   Brad	Dickey <>
	   Taso	N. Devetzis <>
	   Wei-Yeh Lee <>
	   Jeff	Garzik <>

       and to all the other folks I met	and worked with	during my 10 years as
       a newsadmin.

       Katsuhiro Kondou	added the -n and -o options.  Russ Allbery added
       reporting of percentage free disk space.	 Support for -f	and -F was
       added by	Fabien Tassin <>.

       $Id: inndf.pod 10283 2018-05-14 12:43:05Z iulius	$

       df(1), innwatch.ctl(5), innstat(8).

INN 2.6.3			  2018-05-14			      INNDF(8)


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