> > 2) knowing the file system from 1), how to check the remaining space > > in the file system? > > You normally just start writing and deal with the errors that come from full > file systems when they show up. The C functions set errno accordingly. > > The reason is that the system lies about the remainig space. Weather there > is any space left you may use, depends on the user you're running your > program as. It would be kinda stupid if your program didn't work because the > disk was full, even when you're running as root and are permitted to use the > remaining safety space (8% by default).
In my case, I am writing log files, so I would start with removing older logs to make space for the newer ones. That is why I refer to know before hand how much space is available, to allow some cleaning, rather than waiting for a problem. It seems that statfs is the answer. Bests, Olivier _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"