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Old 10-12-2004, 09:49 AM   #1
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Where is all my disk space going?


My /home partition is about 11.5GB in size, and Konqueror reports that 97% of it is used, despite the fact that it also says the total size of the /home directory amounts to 777.7MB. Where is all my space going?

I do have lots of spare space on another partition of my hard drive, but because I have to mount this as root, access is denied to it as a normal user. What command do I use to make it permissibile for writing to normal users?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 09:56 AM   #2
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Use df and du to find out disk space.. Konq seems to suck at reporting such things. Its a browser, not a utility command..
 
Old 10-12-2004, 10:42 AM   #3
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df says 97% is used too, and that 399256 somethings are available. Any ideas?
 
Old 10-12-2004, 11:21 AM   #4
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I have about 10G of space and 55% is used while rest is free. What is installed on your system?
 
Old 10-12-2004, 11:31 AM   #5
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Couple of commands...
find . -size +1000 -exec ls -l {} \; | sort -k 5n
should find all the large files and tell you what the largest files are...

du -h --max-depth=2
Will help you find what directories are taking the space.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 12:25 PM   #6
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I notice that when doing du -h --max-depth=2 I get a list of things that are very small but then at the end it saysL

924M .

What is the '.' directory when it's at home?

As for what's installed on my system, I have Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox (I wanted both because of the Composer program in Mozilla), Thunderbird (I installed that before I decided I wanted Composer), Enlightenment, KDE, 3ddesktop, QT, Gaim, OpenOffice.org, LinNeighborhood, the GIMP and some other things.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 07:57 AM   #7
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I notice that when doing du -h --max-depth=2 I get a list of things that are very small but then at the end it saysL

924M .

What is the '.' directory when it's at home?

As for what's installed on my system, I have Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox (I wanted both because of the Composer program in Mozilla), Thunderbird (I installed that before I decided I wanted Composer), Enlightenment, KDE, 3ddesktop, QT, Gaim, OpenOffice.org, LinNeighborhood, the GIMP and some other things.
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