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Re: /tmp is looking full but du doesn't show why

On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 12:05:15PM +0000, Clive Menzies wrote:
> Hi
> I've noticed my /tmp directory filling up and thought I ought to check
> out why using du
> clive@Darius:~$ df -h /tmp
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/mapper/alpha-tmp
>                       432M  332M   77M  82% /tmp
> clive@Darius:~$ sudo du -h --max-depth=1 /tmp
> 		      12K     /tmp/lost+found
> 		      1.0K    /tmp/.X11-unix
> 		      1.0K    /tmp/.ICE-unix
> 		      1.0K    /tmp/orbit-clive
> 		      1.0K    /tmp/ssh-GKkECA3953
> 		      3.0K    /tmp/gconfd-clive
> 		      5.0K    /tmp/plugtmp
> 		      112K    /tmp/svpp3.tmp
> 		      324M    /tmp
> Am I missing something obvious?

Hi Clive,

Du shows how much space is used by directories.  Your listing suggests
that there's a lot in /tmp itself not in lower directories.  Try ls -al


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