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Re: .xsession-errors occupying 4.7Gb

On Sun, 2005-01-30 at 04:57 +0100, Olle Eriksson wrote:
> On Saturday 29 January 2005 17.02, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On Sat, 2005-01-29 at 16:21 +0100, Olle Eriksson wrote:
> > > 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. :-)
> >
> > Before blindly overwriting it, did you look into it to see why
> > it is sooooooooo big?
> Well.. it seems that whenever I start an application on the command line I 
> get a few error messages before it starts, so I just figured that these 
> are also written into .xsession-errors which then grows with time. But 
> now that you mentioned it I took a closer look in the file, and it looks 
> like mplayer is basically "printing" all the played movie clips in it. 
> I'm going to take a closer look at that.

That's odd.  Where do you get mplayer from?  The package from
nerim doesn't do that.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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