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Re: [opensuse] How do i win some space back?
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 11:36:10 -0600
  • Message-id: <4CFD1F0A.4060300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 12/06/2010 06:12 AM, 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?

tia,

Rob.


Rob,

In kde, run 'kdirstat' and then choose the directory you want to
investigate
(you can choose an entire partition). kdirstat will then scan the directory tree
and give you a prioritized summary of where your disk space has gone. It will
take a minute or two to complete the scan.

Another great utility is 'filelight' It does basically the same thing,
but
presents the data in a pie chart format. kdirstat is tabular. Both will do what
you want.

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