[Haskell-cafe] listing mountpoints and getting their properties in Haskell

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sat Feb 27 11:58:03 EST 2010

Eugene Dzhurinsky wrote:
> Hello!
> I need to list all currently mounted filesystems and get some stats like
> total space, free space, mount point and physical device.
> Is there any library capable of obtaining such information from OS itself?
> Parsing output of 'df' is locale-dependent and error-prone (because of locale
> settings, output settings etc).

Stuff like mount points is Unix-specific, so have a dig around inside 
the POSIX library. (System.Posix.Files looks promising...)

Finding the total free space on a filesystem is something that ought to 
be possible in a portable way though, and I don't see anything in the 
standard libraries for doing this.

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