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RE: [opensuse] Large /tmp dir w. many files (SOLVED)
On Tuesday, January 16, 2007 @ 6:09 AM, Rami Michael wrote:

>i don't know if someone sent this in already but a "du" command and
>especially a "du -h" will give you a solid breakdown as well.



>On 1/15/07, Verner Kjærsgaard <vk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Mandag 15 januar 2007 02:28 skrev Winfried Huber:
>> > Hi Kai,
>> >
>> > Am Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007 14:49 schrieb Kai Ponte:
>> > > I was running out of space on my lappie and eventually noticed about
20G
>> > > of files in /tmp/kai - never even knew the folder existed. Of course,
I
>> > > deleted everything, since nothing seemed to be needed.
>> >
>> > kdirstat is your friend...
>> >
>> > kdirstat scans a directory tree and shows very impressive where your
disk
>> > space goes to...
>> >
>> > You will be baffled where your disk space gets lost ...
>> > It's easy to forget some huge "temp" files like videos.
>> >
>> > kdirstat resides in its own package, to be installed with yast. And,
>> > luckily, you may scan mounted discs of clients running any OS.
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Winfried
>>
>> - Thank You!
>>
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>> Med venlig hilsen/Best regards
>> Verner Kjærsgaard
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Also, the --max-depth= option can be useful. --max-depth=1 says only
summarize to the highest level underneath the current directory, which gives
you a high-level view of everything.

Greg Wallace


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