Calculating the size of /

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 11 18:26:09 UTC 2012


On 11 September 2012 19:22, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
> On 09/11/2012 12:03 PM, PleegWat wrote:
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>> On 09/11/2012 06:01 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>>>
>>> Yes if I start the Disk Usage Analyzer with gksu.  Here's a
>>> screenshot of what I see:
>>>
>>> http://s12.postimage.org/9bmvoz125/Disk_Usage_Analyzer.png
>>>
>>> The one on the left is started from the Applications menu and the
>>> one the right is started with gksu.  If I start nautilus with gksu
>>> in root I see the Desktop folder with 0 itmes and
>>> gparted_details.htm from 2 years ago.  Free space is reported as
>>> 151.4GB.
>>>
>>> At this point I don't know which one, if any, to believe.
>>>
>>> Regards,  Jim
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Any directories or files whose name starts with a period (.) is a
>> hidden directory or file which will not be visible by default. In
>> nautilus, in the 'View' menu, click 'Show Hidden Files' to make these
>> visible.
>
>
> This is how I have nautilus setup.
>
>
>> The directory displayed as 'Home' in nautilus when started with gksu
>> is root's home directory, not yours, and will have different contents.
>
>
> I didn't know it had one.  This clears up some of the confusion I mentioned
> to Colin in another message.
>
> So can you tell me why the contents of /root shown by gksu nautilus and
> /root shown by gksu baobab are so different.

Can you not see .local in /root in gksu nautilus if you show hidden
files (ctrl-H)?

Colin




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