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Zorin OS: Low disk space message [closed]

I am frequently getting low disk space error and attached screen displayed. Let me know what to do.
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How to get directories and and subdirectories count fastest way?

I want to get the number of directories and sub directories.I tried following command which takes very long time . I tried waiting about an hour to finish the command. commands I used $ find . -type ...
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Google Chrome - no space on rootfs partition

I've managed to install google-chrome on Debian Wheezy. My rootfs is only 320MB because I didn't predict that some day I will install Google Chrome which has more than 100MB and installs in /opt (opt ...
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How to free space on a completely full volume?

I am using Linux. And within an uncontrolled event, my 4GB system disk is full. When I try to uninstall some program by sudo apt-get purge program-name, it gives me this error: /usr/bin/mandb: can't ...
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space utilization

I need to show space utilisation on the system, and find the largest 3 files on /home (or any other folder) I've been using 2 different command lines df -m -a -h df -m -h /home I still can't ...
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Equivalent of the Solaris “df -t” command on Linux?

The df -t command on Linux does not display the number of files like it does on Solaris. Is there any equivalent command on Linux? My script is like this for i in /opt/aa /opt/aa/data /opt/aa/bb; ...
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Linux: what is on each of my hard drives

I am about to get a new PC built by my local Expert, and will have Fedora 20 installed on it (with dual boot for a bit of Windows in case I really have to use it). It will have a new hard drive, but I ...
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What's eating my disk space?

I'm running Linux Mint 14 Nadia. The Linux partition has 10G. When the system starts, du reports 80% usage. Then the usage slowly grows until it reaches 100% and the system becomes unusable. (It ...
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Can I use KdirStat over SSH?

I have a headless server running Centos 5.9. I can only SSH into it, is it possible to use KdirStat or a similar tool to get a graphical view of disk usage?
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What is the /dev/disk/by-uuid/ and why does it use all free space on the disk

I have the following Debian that works in Virtual Box: $ uname -a Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux Recently I notice that I don't have any free space: $ df ...
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What does `du - hb` do?

With du -bh I think I get the apparent size in human readable format: # du -bh 295K ./test However, I would expect the same from du -hb, but I get something else: # du -hb 301926 ./test I ...
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How to calculate the size of a file list (not a directory)?

This command: $ time (\ls /path/to/lots/of/dir*/*/*/*.ext > inputs.txt ) real 1m9.064s user 1m3.265s sys 0m5.993s Gives me a huge list of file names inside the file "inputs.txt". I ...
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Running du command reports infinity as disk usage

I'm trying to get the total size of what's stored in my home directory. To my surprise, it reports infinity after a few seconds: /home/user $ du -sh . Infinity Huh? I'm pretty sure there are no ...
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Sort all directories based on their size

I'd like to sort all the directories/files in a specific directory based on their size (using du -sh "name"). I need to apply this command to all directories in my location, then sort them based on ...
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du gives two different results for the same file

I am a graduate student of computational chemistry with access to a Linux cluster. The cluster consists of a very large (25 TB) fileserver, to which several dozen compute nodes are connected. Each ...
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Why is /dev full?

The /dev.. is full: SERVER:/dev # df -mP /dev Filesystem 1048576-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on udev 12042 12042 0 100% /dev There is no ...
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du reports size for a directory 4 KBs more than the sum total of the contents

ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~/CCPP/HelloWorld/das/das1$ ls ./control amer calls q1 q2 q3 quit.c RCS SCCS ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~/CCPP/HelloWorld/das/das1$ du ./control 20 ...
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How to monitor per user disk usage in Linux

I have local disk with 2T capacity attached to a host. Nearly 60 user home directories are stored on this disk. Currently no disk quotas are enabled. I need monitor the disk usage of individual ...
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Getting size of directories and exclude some folders

I have an directory structure like this: application1 application1_edit application2 application2_edit Is there any way to get the total size for every folder (including sub-directories) and ...
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List a directory, including subdirectories, with file count and cumulative size

Is there a way to list out the content of a directory including subdirectories with a file count and cumulative size? I would like to see: Number of directories Number of sub directories number of ...
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why ls reports a huge file and du does not?

When I run arm-none-eabi-objcopy -O binary add.elf add.bin everything seems to be ok. But, later when I run ls -lh add.bin add.elf this is the output I received: -rw-r--r-- 1 david david 2,6G nov 23 ...
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du on ramdisk displays 3GB less than df

I understand there's often a some discrepancy between du and df but when I du my ramdisk it occupies 13G, whereas df shows it's using 16GB. This seems quite a big difference. Is this normal? ...
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df showing same usage statistics for different mounts

I've run the following df command on my system and get the following output: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on //loonie/Market ...
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How can I create a variable for just the Size, Used, and Available of df?

Say I want to create variables, one for each the size, used, and available when using df. How can I create variables for each? Is there an option that returns just one of these things? directorySize= ...
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“df -h” and “fdisk -l” in amazon server [closed]

When you do a df -h you can see: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 7 . 9G 1.7G 6.2G 22% / But, when you do fdisk -l you see: Disk /dev/xvda1: 26.8 GB, 26843545600 bytes 255 ...
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Why does du report a size of 0 for some non-empty files on a HFS+ partition?

What is the explanation for the difference: $ ls -l /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info.plist -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 15730 11 jui 15:02 /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info.plist $ du -sh ...
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RHEL - df -h v/s graphical disk usage analyzer tool

I am trying to understand the disk usage in my RHEL system. When I run the Disk Usage Analyzer tool graphically, my screen shows the below output. However, if I run the command df -h I get the ...
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No Space left on device - Debian

when Im new to linux and try to run this below code apt-get -f install getting below error: Checking the available space df Tho output How to increase the available space in /usr path?
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What's the difference between fdisk -l and df -h?

In my ubuntu system, I want to have a look about my system disk info. When I use fdisk -l without sudo, I get nothing. But with sudo fdisk -l, I only get a device /dev/sda1, but when I use df -h, I ...
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Wrong output of du?

I think my du command is confused. % du -shc DIR ... ... 6123941496 total % du -shc DIR ... ... 6.1G total % du -sc --si DIR ... ... 6.6G total I've tried giving LANG=C and ...
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How to extract the file size with du

I'm using du to get the file size of the result archive in a packager script: > du -smh archive.zip 51M archive.zip I'd like to assign just the 51M part to a variable, to be able to print: ...
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Regarding the output of “df -h” in Linux

Regarding the output of "df -h" in Linux. [root@]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 193G 82G 101G 45% / tmpfs 1.9G 272K 1.9G ...
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How to monitor top applications using CPU (and IO if possible) in a graph?

I need to find what and when these applications used so much CPU (and IO if possible too). This should be in a graphic timeline like we see in GNOME System Monitor CPU History. I also want to compare ...
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Get filesystem name and usage with `df -h`

df -h | grep test | sed -e 's/*%.^ //g;s/.*[ ^I]//' Output: /test /test/drv0 /test/drv1 df -h | grep test | cut -d '%' -f1 | sed -e 's/*%.^ //g;s/.*[ ^I]//' Output: 10 20 15 I want to ...
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Limiting the total size of samba's vfs_recycle by pruning oldest deleted files first

Running SerNet Samba 4.0.9 on CentOS 6.4 serving as an AD DC and fileshare for XP clients. Added recycler per the example here. My concern is that the recycle dir will eventually grow large. ...
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the difference in used hard drive space as shown by df and du is HUGE! [duplicate]

It seems that du discounts the #open files when calculating the disk usage, and this hit me when I saw that df is showing 100% usage, while du says only 40% is in use. when i looked up on this, i ...
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DU: only show folders at depth

I'm getting output from du -h like the following: 103M ./.wine/drive_c/windows/mono/mono-2.0/lib/mono 103M ./.wine/drive_c/windows/mono/mono-2.0/lib 129M ...
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How do I reduce the size of locale-archive?

I have a need to reduce the size of the locale-archive file on some of my RHEL6 systems. Here is that file on my system: [root@-dev-007 locale]# ls -l total 96800 -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 99158704 ...
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Why does Debian under-report the space available when installing Qt?

I want to install Qt on my Debian but it doesn't detect the whole free space! I tried to install it in /home/Qt but it says that only 23.87 MiB of space is available while df -h says that there is ...
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Is there any way to check df -k hanging for nfs mount issues?

I am trying to write a script for such failure scenarios. In a scenario where maybe, if remote connection is lost, df waits for the remote server to respond (looks like df is hanging). I know I could ...
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File size shown by “du -k” is different in different file systems (PRAMFS and FLASH)

I have a file xyz.log which is of size 1.72MB. In FLASH file system: If I run du -k xyz.log output is 1761 xyz.log. I copied the same file to RAM storage and run the du -k xyz.log output is 221 ...
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/var partition gets full what's the solution?

If /var partition gets full on Production server then what's the solution ? Below are my workaround: If it is LVM Partition then we can extend it online. We can compress logs. We can remove old ...
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Shell script to send an alert mail if disk usage exceeds 90%

I am new to shell scripting and want to implement a script on my server which will automatically send email alerts if the disk usage goes over 90% and second email alert when it goes over 95%. My ...
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How to find out what is wasting space on “/”?

I can find out what is wasting space with this: du -sm * | sort +0nr | head -30 But what if "/" is filled 100%, and there are many mountpoints, ex.: /foo, /foo2, etc. How can I get a list of ...
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why is df update slow?

When I remove large files, then use df to check the disk usage, often it takes a noticeable amount of time to update the disk usage percentage appropriately. This affects several data management ...
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df command not showing correct values

This is a RHEL server, I'm running a MySQL server on it, the database and log files (however, logging is disabled) are located on the /srv directory where plenty of space is available. Recently I had ...
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Behavior of `du` command with `-L` flag

I've noticed a strange behavior with du command when it's used with -L command line option. I'm using Slackware 14 and Coreutils 8.19. To reproduce the strange behavior, create two folders: mkdir ...
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Why is my tar file bigger than the directory backed up

This question did not help me (despite having the same title). So I post this even though this is a duplicate question. As far as I can tell, the total in du -k includes all the subdirectories and ...
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Show human readable file size in du [duplicate]

I'm using this command to determine which directory is eating my disk. du -sk * | sort -n How can I get human readable result form du for file sizes? I've checked man and all it have is -k flag ...
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apt-get purge <packages> works fine, aptitude still has <packages> marked as installed and reinstalls them

I've created a Rubygem to help with removing old kernels that have built up over years and are eating disk space. (My laptop had 19 kernels on it alone, and on a small SSD...) I want to use apt-get ...