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mbanwi 09-07-2009 09:48 AM

disk space unnecessarily full
hi, am just new in linux. my / directory shows 50% used space, yet i don't seem to see which directory is eating up disk space. can anyone help?

EricTRA 09-07-2009 09:50 AM


Check out the du command.


man du
will give you complete description.

Kind regards,


druuna 09-07-2009 09:52 AM


As root goto the root directory (/) and use the following command: du -sch *

This will show you the dir sizes, zoom in and repeat the process.

BTW: 50% does say that much, depends a bit on the size of the disk(s) and what is installed.

Hope this helps.

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