Disc space free within an application
File Handling example from a Well House Consultants training course
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Source code: sys.py Module: Y110
""" This is an example in which we call a generic function of our
own - "getdiscspace" - which then calls different code depending on
the host operating system. This technique, known as "wrapping", means
that our main application can be operating system independent, even
though OS dependent code is being called internally """
from os import *
""" Wrapper to call in disc space
code for the appropriate OS """
if name == "nt":
rv = getdiscspace_doze()
rv = getdiscspace_ixux()
""" Disc space - Linux or Unix"""
space = re.compile(r'\s+')
ph = popen("df -k")
retval = 
lr = 0
for result in ph.readlines():
lr += 1
if lr < 2:
fol = space.split(result.strip())
if not fol.startswith('/'):
retval.append( [fol,fol,fol] )
if __name__ == "__main__":
stuff = getdiscspace()
""" Sample Output:
wizard:pyoo graham$ python sys.py
[['/dev/disk0s2', '13%', '/'], ['/dev/disk1s2', '69%', '/Volumes/Skype']]
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