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Old 08-02-2018, 08:18 AM   #1
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/dev/sdc2 partition almost to reclaim space?

On Ubuntu mate 18.04
Under System Monitor - File Systems I see /dev/sdc2 is 94% full.

How do I reclaim this file space?

From the desktop /dev/sdc2 is a block device, not a directory.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:05 AM   #2
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It's mounted in / (see directory column)
It's your system partition, maybe look at what packages are installed and remove software that you will never use (paying attention if they are not dependencies for other softwares you want).

Maybe check log files in /var/log, perhaps some files here take more space than neccessary (If they are not rotated), check /tmp directory also

35GB used size for a system partition with /home on separate partition seems a bit too high to me

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You can try a command like so

find . -type f -size +10000k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $8 ": " $5 }'

to find large files
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You can run 'bleachbit', delete archived log files, possibly clean the package cache, and, as mentioned above, search for large files. The /usr directory is usually the largest, but /var usually has more you can delete. Given the size of '/', I would say there is some wasted space.

On my lappy I have a 1tb ssd, and I'm not careful at all about how much is stored in '/'. I never clean it out. and it's got about 19GB in it. Also have a look at /home/user/.xsession-errors.



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