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Re: [opensuse] How do i win some space back?
On Mon, 06 Dec 2010 18:05:36 +0530, C <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 13:12, Oddball wrote:
Hi list,

I have to throw some bites away, but when i look, i cannot find where
all space went..
How can i see which files absorb all the space?
If i throw something away with shift-del, does it realy dissappear from
the disk of does it remain in some obscure unseen recycle bin?
If there exists a recycle bin, where does it linger? How do i call upon
it, to see if there is something in it?

Assuming you've already emptied your trash in whatever desktop environ
you're using.. have you poked your /tmp? That can fill up with debris
of failed downloads, extracted files, flash videos you've watched etc.


in case you're running MySQL, that also creates a lot of binary backups of transactions. once i had several GB of such backups that weren't required. you find them in /var/lib/mysql, named mysql-bin.xxxxxx. unless you have important DBs on your machine and need the option to roll back transactions, they can be deleted. (once i deleted those bin-files, MySQL wouldn't start anymore until i deleted mysql-bin.index as well, which was then recreated.)


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