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Finding large files

 
David O'Meara
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I have a machine that appears to have something choking its disk. I know about using 'du', but does anyone have any pointers on ways to fine tune my search for the troublemaker(s)?
 
Jesper de Jong
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Have a look at the 'find' command (try 'man find'). You can use it to find files based on many different criteria, including the size of files.

For example, to find all files in the file system larger than 100 MB, do:

find / -size +100M -print
[ January 02, 2008: Message edited by: Jesper Young ]
 
Diego Freniche
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Install "filelight", a wonderful app that shows you used space graphically.
Just go to a root console and try:

or better, use Synaptic package manager.
 
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