Help!!! Something is using most of my HDD space!!!

Joel W Shea jwshea at
Wed Feb 11 23:17:11 GMT 2009

2009/2/12 Dave Hall <dave.hall at>:
> On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 09:24 +1100, Morgan Storey wrote:
>> I'd suggest doing the below in /home/username
>> du -h --max-depth=1
>> This will tell you what folder is using what.
> I was initially more interested in what his overall usage was, then I
> would suggest he uses filelight which is just a fancy GUI frontend for
> du

I usually do a "du -sk * | sort -rn | head", to get the top ten space hogs
in the current working dir, then drill down from there.

Joel Shea <jwshea at>

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