public abstract long getUnallocatedSpace () throws IOException

Returns the number of unallocated bytes in the file store.

The returned number of unallocated bytes is a hint, but not a guarantee, that it is possible to use most or any of these bytes. The number of unallocated bytes is most likely to be accurate immediately after the space attributes are obtained. It is likely to be made inaccurate by any external I/O operations including those made on the system outside of this virtual machine.

Returns:  the number of unallocated bytes

Exceptions:
IOException     if an I/O error occurs