Fw: Disk-Cleaner in Ubuntu

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Tue May 27 14:01:11 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> master master wrote:
>>> I am Ubuntu-user 7.04. I am having problem with my root drive. It is
>>> currently 99% full. How can I make it free. I have tried Synaptec Package
>>> Manager and removed some unused packages. But most of them, I could not
>>> decide to delete. I am attaching the current status of my system as
>>> images.
>>> Is
>>> there any utility like disk-cleaner in windows. I want to remove the
>>> files that have no use to make space. Can I move packages to another
>>> partition or drive because some drives are free and can have those
>>> packages(without effecting the current softwares ).
>>     It is very odd that you have too many files in /root/. A normal
>> Linux has very little in that directory. Please show us how you measured
>> the problem. I want to see a du -h in a terminal window.
> Sheesh.  Karl, when will you get a clue?
> It's not odd at all.  He has a single partition,
> containing /, /usr, /home, /var, etc.  
> The single most useful thing is to clean up /var - most of which does not
> need to persist.
> Start with:
> # sudo aptitude clean         
> (removes downloaded .debs) and then look at the contents of /var/log and
> delete anything that runs to 10s of MB.  Another monster, that can just
> grow forever, is ~/.xsession-errors (actually, it used to - I think that
> was fixed).
    Get off my back! He said root and I took him to mean the root 
directory. He now seems to mean the whole darn file system is 
overloaded. That is another issue. Yes he can kill some logs but that is 
a bad thing to do.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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