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Old 11-17-2003, 06:21 PM   #1
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File/Drive management.


I have X and the console installed with a few basic packages. I'm running out of space and I think I installed stuff that I don't really need after all.

1) How do I browse through and figure out what to keep and what to get rid of? "winfile" equivalent or at least a SMALL console FTP server so that I can use another machine to do my dirty work?

2) I also want to know how much space I have left on my hard drive. In DOS dir included total for the directory, and free space. Chkdsk told me how much Memory & Drive - free and used space. I guess I'm looking for similar functions.

3) What is a .tar file?

Thanks.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 06:27 PM   #2
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Re: File/Drive management.

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Originally posted by mpyusko
1) How do I browse through and figure out what to keep and what to get rid of? "winfile" equivalent or at least a SMALL console FTP server so that I can use another machine to do my dirty work?
Try mc (Midnight Commander) ... a console Norton
clone, that will also allow you to gather sizes for
directories :)

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2) I also want to know how much space I have left on my hard drive. In DOS dir included total for the directory, and free space. Chkdsk told me how much Memory & Drive - free and used space. I guess I'm looking for similar functions.
man -k space | grep disk

Try what it reports ;)

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3) What is a .tar file?
man tar


Thanks.[/QUOTE]
Pleasure :)
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Old 11-17-2003, 06:35 PM   #3
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He's messing with you.

Mc is ok.

Disk space:

'df -h' should do it.

tar is an archive format, like zip or rar.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 06:48 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Mikhail_16
He's messing with you.
He's not :) ... he's trying to encourage
to try out local means of information
retrieval ;)

Code:
man -k space | grep disk
on my system returns df and
gdiskfree ...


Cheers,
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Old 11-17-2003, 06:51 PM   #5
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lol, that too.

TRFM is always an optional answer.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 07:29 PM   #6
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mc is doing everything I needed. Now I just have to figure out what I can whittle away.
 
  


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