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Re: [opensuse] How do i win some space back?
  • From: Oddball <monkey9@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 09:15:15 +0100
  • Message-id: <4CFF3E93.60906@xxxxxx>
Op 8-12-2010 4:05, Basil Chupin schreef:
On 08/12/2010 04:31, Paul Constable wrote:
On Monday 06 Dec 2010 12:12:13 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?


Have you tried an app called 'bleachbit'. It does an analysis of your
hard drive and suggests stuff to be deleted , thus freeing up tons of space.


No as a matter of fact, i did not.
I installed and used filelight after that was suggested to me.
It does not suggest anything, but shows which app or file uses how many room, and shows the path to the directory.
The rest is up to me.
I am comfortable with it.
Thank you for your input..
I just had a look at bleachbit and personally I would use it with caution. I ticked on an item just to see what would come up and I was shown that all of my data in Firefox would get wiped - all my bookmarks, cache, etc for example :-( .

However, there is another app. called computer-janitor which I have used and this one knows what it is doing - for example I know that I have 2 old versions of the kernel sitting here and it 'told' me that these 2 will be removed because they are no longer required.

But, this is just my thinking......


Hi B,


It turned out that TB was the space hog, and what disturbed me most was that when i threw about 17.000+ mails away, nothing changed!
I thought it must be leftovers from updates or anything, and as i have many computers, it did not matter to me to throw the whole ~.thunderbird away...(mail gets in at least 3 of them every day so)
As i have lost so many files along the way, i could not realy get setimental over what i or anybody else had said somewhere in the past.
Everything is changing fast anyway...
Nice you replied to the thread. ;-)



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