Constipated Ibex

Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Fri Apr 10 12:24:13 UTC 2009


On Fri, April 10, 2009 09:18, Franz Waldmüller wrote:
> Nigel Henry schrieb:
>
>> On Thursday 09 April 2009 17:39, Brian McKee wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 11:42 PM, Matthew Flaschen
>>>
>>>
>>> <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Brian McKee wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 1:02 PM, Pete Clapham <pc44062 at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi, all --
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> My server using Intrepid appears to have a constipated  root
>>>>>> directory. Here is the output from the df -h.  As you can see,
>>>>>> the / drive is 100% used.
>>>>> find is your friend.....
>>>>>
>>>>> sudo find / -type f -size +50000k -exec ls -lh {} \; |less
>>>> That will only find single files larger than 50000. It won't find,
>>>> for instance, a folder full of 1 MB log files.
>>>>
>>>> I would just do:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> du / --max-depth=3
>>>>
>>>> It will take a while to run, but should give you a clearer picture.
>>>>
>>> Granted - I should have explained it better.  I just figured if he's
>>> out in excess of a hundred gig than there must be some rather large
>>> files involved....
>>>
> a grat tool to analyse the file system is ncdu (run from the command
> line) install:
> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ncdu

Will that work if / is full?

> to run type ncdu / with the arrow and enter keys you can
> I don't know if root privileges are required to scan /

Not to scan / itself, but it can't scan certain privileged directories,
just like you can't enter certain directories with cd.

If you run it as root, you must be carefull not to press delete. It won't
prevent you doing an rm -rf .





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