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Disk space checker

Joshua Gould

Disk space checker


I searched on Google without any luck. Is there a standard or highly used disk space checking script that someone could point me to? I'm sure I could write one but no need to reinvent the wheel.

Thank you,

Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Disk space checker

I know of nothing standard. The one I use
should be available at:


I haven't looked at since I wrote it
(23-FEB-2001) so it may be sub-perfect.
(No bets on overflow in calculations on
large disks, for example.) But the basic
concepts might be sound.
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Disk space checker


there exist many variations to this theme.

I myself posted

but if it is not what you need, skim true dcl.openvms.org and there alone you will find more than half a dozen.

Have fun!


Have one on me.

Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Robert Gezelter
Honored Contributor

Re: Disk space checker


As a side comment, if you are writing something, I would suggest that you take a look at the formats for the T4 data collected data files.

The format is straightforward, and if you adhere to the format you will be able to include the space data in your analysis should it become necessary.

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com
Leif R. Jansson
Occasional Advisor

Re: Disk space checker


Here is an old DCL-procedure that may be used as is or as a template.

Leif J
All questions are good questions
Robert Atkinson
Respected Contributor

Re: Disk space checker

Joshua, there's a Freeware utility called FREE ( http://vms.process.com/scripts/fileserv/fileserv.com?FREE ) that displays all of your disk usage data.

It doesn't have a monitor utility, but could easily be adapted through DCL to monitor.

Martin Vorlaender
Honored Contributor

Re: Disk space checker


I use a variation of the old RoboVAX script of Kevin G. Barkes' DCL Dialogue which monitors disk space among other things.

Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Disk space checker

My rewrite of Jeff Camerons disk_space.com,
which handles big numbers, displays MB or GB in addition to blocks, uses no temporary file: