I was messing around in my shell today, on a Debian server.
I RAR'd several smaller files up into a large 3.5 GB file. Before I started, there was about 4.5GB free. But when I finished and deleted the source files, there was only ~800MB free on the 11GB HDD. How did this happen? I don't know.
Ho do I go about tracking what is taking up my space ?
$ df -H
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 11G 5.2G 4.4G 55% /
tmpfs 135M 0 135M 0% /lib/init/rw
udev 135M 21k 135M 1% /dev
tmpfs 135M 0 135M 0% /dev/shm
none 135M 0 135M 0% /dev/shm
$ cd / ; du -sh *
Note above nothing is being shown as a large file, meaning the files which are taking up the space are smaller ones, and are hiding somewhere, how do I find them?
Any help appreciated!