How do I see inodes in Linux? Using ls command
The simplist method of viewing the assigned inode of files on a Linux filesystem is to use the ls command. When used with the -i flag the results for each file contains the file’s inode number.
How do I check inodes in a directory? To get the number of inodes of files in a directory, for example, the root directory, open a terminal window and run the following ls command, where the -l option means long listing format, -a means all files and -i mean to print the index number of each file.
What is inode usage? Inode is a Linux (and other Unix-like) data structure used to keep information about the files, folders, emails, code, and everything else on your server. The number of inodes corresponds the number of files and folders you have.
How do you measure inode size? By using the tune2fs tool with the option, -l, the inode size of the filesystem could be seen. Using the same option, other information of the filesystem superblock can also be seen.