Mac OSX : Get disk partitions' size, type and name

Tags : macosx disk-partition diskutil

Something when wrong with my Mac today and I need to find out all the disk partitions information on my Mac. So... instead of right-clicking on each items in Disk Utility to get the partition's size information such as this :

disk utility graphical user interface

Which can be troublesome if there are many disk partitions.

There is a better way to do this, but from the disk utility's command line brother.

Open up terminal and type this command :

>diskutil list

It should list out the partition's location, type , name and size.

diskutil list command line output

and to confirm if the information is indeed correct. I selected a mounted DMG file and right-click to get the disk information.

Hope this short tutorial helps!

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Tags : macosx disk-partition diskutil

By Adam Ng

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