C Interview Questions and Answers


How can I find out how much free space is available on disk?

There is no portable way. Under some versions of Unix you can call statfs. Under
MS-DOS, use interrupt 0x21 subfunction 0x36, or perhaps a routine such as diskfree.
Another possibility is to use popen to invoke and read the output of a ``disk free''
command (df on Unix).

(Note that the amount of free space apparently available on a disk may not match
the size of the largest file you can store, for all sorts of reasons.)

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