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Old 12-17-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy Deleting files does not increase amount of free space?


I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 and I deleted 10GB of class lectures by deleting the directory they were in. I expected my free space to increase by ~10GB but it remain unchanged!

I performed a hard reboot thinking that would help, but no avail!

Any thoughts?

I've looked at similar threads and I at least don't think I'm having the same problem. I run du and df and it definitely says I have 1.1GB left when I just deleted 10GB worth of files.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 07:17 PM   #2
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empty Trash

Is that directory in the same / partition?
 
Old 12-17-2008, 08:12 PM   #3
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Okay, I thought there might be a trash (.Trash) dir but I can't find one.

ls /home/<username>/.Trash returns nada!
 
Old 12-17-2008, 08:20 PM   #4
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ugh, finally found it

~/.local/share/Trash


really? c'mon!
 
Old 12-17-2008, 08:30 PM   #5
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open dolphin or konqueror...no desktop icon?

/home/<usrname>/.local/share/Trash
 
Old 12-18-2008, 08:16 AM   #6
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I once had the same type of issue, where I removed about 18G of data, and it seemed to take the filesystem about 15 minutes to catch up before reporting the recovered space.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 06:23 AM   #7
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Quote:
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ugh, finally found it

~/.local/share/Trash


really? c'mon!
No different to find than searching through Windows "Documents and Settings" directory, which can have data in at least two different directories.
 
  


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