File Management Tools

This section summarizes how to use several file management tools that are either unique to the local computing environment (e.g., give and take) or that have special significance at LLNL, where so many resources are shared by many users (e.g., quota). You may want to use these tools on several platforms from different vendors or in combination with each other, so note the unit discrepancies in the last column.

Tool

Function

give Offers files to another user to take, even across machines
take Accepts files given by another user, even across machines
quota Reports your current local and global disk usage and limits (includes common home directories)
limit Summarizes (and sets) machine configuration limits
du Reports disk usage (for current or specified directory)
df Reports free disk space (for current or specified file system)
htar Bundles files into TAR-format archives or extracts archive members, for archives on remote machines