root partition full

CJ Tres ctres at
Wed Dec 21 10:08:35 UTC 2011

On 12/20/2011 04:28 PM, Marius Gedminas wrote:

> Did you run baobab as root (with gksudo)?  Perhaps it skipped some
> inaccessible directories in, say, /var, and thus couldn't count their
> sizes properly?

Missed this earlier.
Yes I started it with gksudo baobab

> I'm not a fan of baobab.  I like du:
>    sudo du -xhs /
> does this print a number close to those 26G that df claims?
> If not, most likely there are deleted files kept open that occupy space.
> Check with
>    sudo lsof / | grep '(deleted)'

Just ran this again (as above) and now it's showing a number of files in 
/tmp, /usr/share/applications,/var/tmp, var/lib doodle (over 20G!) and 
/usr/lib tracker and each line ends with (deleted) - in red.
So these files are still present on /?
I don't see them either in vim or nautilus (as root).

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