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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: cleaning up.
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 25 Sep 1999 07:24:50 -0500
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A useful command for finding problems is:


Shows you the partions that are using space.

When you are in a particular directory, try:

du -s *

(if it scrolls by too fast, use du -s * | less)

This will show you where all the space in a given directory is used.
You can then "drill down" into subdirectories to find the offending

Generally, the only temporary files that Linux might create are
cleaned up automatically at each boot.

-- John

Michael Holmes <maholmes@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I am putting too much junk in my hard drive, and now, I am at 99% and I
> am running in to lock up troubles.  I do not know what files are trash.
> I have found my down loads, and cleaned them up, but I have almost an
> extra gig from where I do not know.  I installed at around 750 meg.  I
> added an extra 400 meg in programs, this should still leave me with 1
> gig available, I've cleaned off 200 meg of my 400 meg downloads, the 200
> meg is the only opening. I show.  Does Linux keep a cache of what has
> transpired, if so where is it and how can it be cleaned.  I've cleaned
> up netscape's cache, and that was 15 meg, but I cannot account for the
> extra 1000 meg!!!!


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