How to check to which partition a particular file belongs?
Following procedure will guide you to discover that partition on which a “file” resides.
We do this with the help of df command. It is used get a report of space utilized on disk and also mentions files/directories.
This command is used as follows:
$ df /etc/TestDirectory
$ df /etc/TestFile
df can be followed by any path to desired location. Lets understand with an example, we are here finding out location of /etc/gtk-2.0/
$ df -T /etc/gtk-2.0/
This command generates an output which looks like following:
Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda7 ext4 18141972 9862580 8095148 55% /