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Finding large files
Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Jan 01, 2008 19:07:00
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
Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Jan 02, 2008 01:51:00
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 ]
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Jan 02, 2008 05:29:00
Install "filelight", a wonderful app that shows you used space graphically.
Just go to a root console and try:
apt-get install filelight
or better, use Synaptic package manager.
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