Re: script/app to compile statistics about disk usage?
On Friday 30 July 2004 02:52 am, John Summerfield wrote:
> These days, disk is cheap in com[arison with time, and you need to keep
> this in mind. It might be better to replace the drive, put the old one
> in a USB enclosure so you can get your important bits back. However,
> some will choose to spend (their own) time to manage their space.
Drives are cheap, but I have other things I'd rather spend money on at the
moment. Plus there's no excuse for me to be using this much space. How can
I possibly be using
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda8 23G 19G 2.9G 87% /home
for example. 19 GB of what? I don't see it, but it's there somewhere.
Probably 27,000 files named "foo" or "1" or something. :)
I'm also starting to fill up /var, even though all the places I know to look
are pretty reasonable (and I did purge the package cache, yes) so I guess
it's time to get off my duff and figure out what's eating what and turn it
down or turn it off.
Thanks everyone. I guess I'll cook something up then. Probably just a script
because I'm feeling way too lazy to do anything more complicated.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan <email@example.com>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621