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Old 05-24-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
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Quick Newbie Question

When you install something with root shell, into /usr/games... (like a Windows game through cedega) where do the files go, I deleted the whole folder I selected to install too and i'm still missing my 2gb... Now my /usr is down to 3gb from 5.5gb. How Do I clean up my Linux files and delete all unwanted files?
Old 05-24-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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Okay, you installed the game, (I shall call it X), to /usr/games/X and deleted the folder now that you are done with it. I take it that the 2GiB that the folder consumed did not disappear with the folder? I suppose the better question was did the game actually install there? You could try searching for the files that the game used and see if any are still lying around.
Old 05-24-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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Try this command (depending on permissions you may need to be root to get the proper information)

du -k /usr/* | sort -rn | more

This will show the sorted disk usage of the /usr/ folder.



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