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Re: [opensuse] How do i win some space back?
  • From: dwgallien <dwgallien@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:56:30 -0500
  • Message-id: <201012060956.30980.dwgallien@xxxxxxxxx>
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.


A cron job runs regularly to clean out this directory, based upon a retention
time sysconfig option that can be set in the YaST editor. Additional
directories can also be configured.

Kdirstat will give you a nice detailed list of everything on disk, but AFAIK it
has not been ported to KDE 4. (You can still install it under KDE 4 but that
will also pull in some of the KDE 3 libraries.)
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