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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: cleaning up.
From: Michael Holmes <maholmes@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 13:51:10 -0500
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John Goerzen wrote:

> A useful command for finding problems is:
> df
> 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
> files.
> 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!!!!
> >
> > HELP
> >
> >
> >
> > MIKE
> >
> >
> --

I've got the broom out  and am cleaning up, but I do not know how to safely
clear out or at least down, the /var/log/boot.log  (486798668 bytes)  It is
hugh!!!!  But if I do a delete on it, with the system freak?  Should I go
into   vi, and wipe 486 meg of it ?  This has been running since last
december, with all my hardware problems, but I cannot imagine that hugh, with
it just being the copy of the boot up screens!  Why the 200 meg jump in one
week's time?  I deleted star office off completely.  This is over 2 gig of
hard drive space for the Linux partition.

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