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Daemon
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2002 12:04 am    Post subject: running out of space Reply with quote

my 4GB partition is indicating %100... i emptied my /usr/portage/distfiles and /var/tmp/portage and now it's %89... what else i can delete.

p.s. i don't have any mp3 mpegs or any big personal documents on this partition.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2002 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just start unmeging packages that you don't need anymore.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2002 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a thread somewhere (can't find it now) about backing up sources to CD... that might help.
I'll post it when I come across it again.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2002 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check this thread.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually, there's one or two directories on the partition that are being the space hog. Try running:

Code:
du -h --max-depth=1 <your partition>


and see what's taking up all the space. (You may have to narrow down your search by refining your partition information -- see 'man du' for more info on how to do that)

--kurt (a.k.a. purple monkey dishwasher...)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2002 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it possible to write a shell or perl script that will search the parition and finds big files. by big i mean the size that the user specifies as an argument.

for example:

# findbigfile 50 /

will report the names of all the files that are >= 50 MB and are under /.

can somebody do it.. i know i can't :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2002 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daemon wrote:
is it possible to write a shell or perl script that will search the parition and finds big files.


du will help you find those same files if you use it correctly...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2002 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use find:
Code:

find / -size +51200k -print
or
find / -size +51200k -exec ls -l {} \;


Daemon wrote:
is it possible to write a shell or perl script that will search the parition and finds big files. by big i mean the size that the user specifies as an argument.

for example:

# findbigfile 50 /

will report the names of all the files that are >= 50 MB and are under /.

can somebody do it.. i know i can't :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2002 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did find the files that are taking so much space (some old software) .. thanx for your help guys :)
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