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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 <dmmcintyr@users.sourceforge.net>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek;  registered Linux user #243621

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