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Old 06-18-2007, 06:34 AM   #1
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How to know all details of data in a partition

I am newbiew in Linux

The following command gives me the filsystem.

[root@CTX ~]# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 12G 9.3G 1.7G 85% /
/dev/hda1 494M 14M 456M 3% /boot
/dev/hda5 23G 8.1G 14G 38% /data
none 756M 0 756M 0% /dev/shm

Now, I want to know all data in Filesystem /dev/hda2
or / partition. so that i can free up some space.

My question is /dev/hda2 shows 9.3G used, i want to know all data directory and files conusiming this space.

so that i can free up some space in this partition.
Old 06-18-2007, 07:31 AM   #2
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Use the 'du' command: 'man du'.

# cd /
# du -sh *
Old 06-18-2007, 07:33 AM   #3
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There is a little command line tool called tree that might help. You may have to install it for your distribution.

The command;

tree / -x|less

will list all the files from root downward. But the x option will stop it leaving the starting partition. So you should get a listing without the content of /boot/ or /data/

However, judging from your df output, only boot and data are on other partitions. I assume data is your own doing and boot wont contain much at all. So your best bet for freeing up space will probably be to either remove packages/software or clean up your home directory.

What distribution are you using? (it helps if you add this to your user details)
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Go to the mount point for the partition and type "ls -lR > ~/filename". You will now have a file in your home directory which lists the entire content of that partition. You can now search this for things. e.g., to list just all of the directories:
cat filename | grep '^d' |more


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