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Old 01-22-2004, 03:47 PM   #1
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Finding what's consuming my HD space..


I was doing stuff earlier and I noticed that there was no space left in my HD. This is very odd because last time I checked I had about 1GB left and I don't remember installing anything big. I've systematically gone through the folders like usr, my home folder, opt, etc where something big might have been installed, but I can't find anything. I'm running very low on space right now after deleting some small things, so does anyone know what this space-consuming entity could be? Is there any particular command to find and list directories containing large amounts of data, or something, so I can try to find it? Any hint would be useful.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:50 PM   #2
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You can use the 'du' command (DiskUsage?) to get a report of how large each directory/subdirectory is. You should be able to pipe the output through 'sort' to get something useful.

A good place to check manually might be /var/log
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:50 PM   #3
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are you dual booting with windows? if so, log into windows and do a cleanup, either that or just get rid of windows... probly the better solution.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:51 PM   #4
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http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.p...ght=free+100mb

This has some good tips and guidelines in it. Hopefully it helps.
 
  


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