cp -R [[foldername]] ~ /tmp [[= Oh noo!]]
I was in my home folder as regular user and wanted to copy a folder to ~/tmp (tmp folder in my home directory).
But I did a blooper and
I executed: cp -R [[foldername]] ~ /tmp
instead of: cp -R [[foldername]] ~/tmp
Now I have roughly 340 Mb less space on partition.
Before copy I had 356768 Kb
After copy 5156 Kb
(diff = 343.37 Mb)
Size of [[foldername]] is about 40 Mb
One copy of [[foldername]] copied to /tmp/ (On root) (size of that was 40Mb. I removed it)
I searched / for copies of [[foldername]] or files >200Mb but found nothing except /proc/kcore (384 Mb)
What exactly does this do: cp -R [[foldername]] ~ /tmp
Where's my space?
Thanks for any help