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I like it (shorter and simpler)
Authored by: vczilla on May 10, '12 09:32:23AM

I tried your shorter version and indeed it works here too. I think the key to this story was to have just one list, the one generated by 'df -l'.

Since you asked me (and I know that doesn't really matter anymore),
here is the output of 'df -k | awk -F/ '/disk*/ {print $3}' on my machine:

% df -hlg | awk -F/ '/disk*/ {print $5}'

LionHD
Spare
MacExt
SmallSave

and 'df -k | awk -F/ '/disk*/ {print $3}':

 df -k | awk -F/ '/disk*/ {print $3}'
disk0s2                   79203656  51490116  27457540    66%    
disk2s2                  365784156 332114676  33669480    91%    
disk1s1                   66559996  65618364    941632    99%    
disk1s2                   36141052  35825216    315836   100%    
disk1s3                   53588152  48312940   5275212    91%    
disk3s1                  256702603 251655316   5047286    99%    
disk3s2                  306239060 303196908   3042152   100%    
disk3s3                   35929372  34222232   1707140    96%   

That's why it didn't work here.

As a side note, there's a slight typo in the awk script regex, which should be /disk.*/ and not /disk*/ (luckily it doesn't change anything for the intended purpose).

I'm glad you didn't take it the wrong way and that you came up with a really short solution, and I hope I didn't came off as being too pedantic. ;-)



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