[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: .xsession-errors occupying 4.7Gb

On Sat, 2005-01-29 at 16:21 +0100, Olle Eriksson wrote:
> Hi
> I just thought I'd mention this here for those who are not aware of it.
> My disk usage has seemed to grown the last year or so and I havn't been 
> able to understand what it is that takes so much space. Today I was 
> playing around with 'du' and couldn't get the numbers to add up. Then I 
> saw that the file ~/.xsessions-errors had grown to a huge size, about 4.7 
> Gigabytes. When I finally got rid of it I freed about half the size of my 
> root partition. :-)
> Because this file is used by countless X applications it can't be deleted 
> properly. What seems to work is this:
> cat /dev/null > ~/.xsession-errors
> Now I have this in a cron script run every night.
> So if you are having problems with disk space, check out this file.

Before blindly overwriting it, did you look into it to see why
it is sooooooooo big?

dir .xsession-errors
-rw-------  1 me me 1611951 2004-08-21 17:24 .xsession-errors

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

"Pacifism can act more effectively against democracy than for
George Orwell, 1941

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part

Reply to: