Calculating the size of /

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Wed Sep 12 13:46:33 UTC 2012

On 09/11/2012 02:31 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 11 September 2012 20:19, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
>> Yes I can, sorry for being so dense.  I have nautilus setup to display
>> hidden files as the default, so I mistakenly assumed gksu nautilus would
>> pickup those setting, my bad.
>> @PleegWat this must be what you were trying to get me to realize in your
>> message, sorry for not picking up on it.
>> Two final questions.
>> Can I safely delete anything under /root/.local/share/Trash?  I would like
>> to get that 28GB back as usable space.
>> Where would be a good place to start reading about what goes in the various
>> folders under /root and why?
> Aha! We get there! :¬D
> Delete the whole damned lot if you like. /root is the home directory
> of the user "root" just as /home/jamesb is the home of the user
> "jamesb".
> In yours go the config files of programs you run.
> In /root go the config files of programs run with "sudo" and its GUI
> equivalent "gksu".

Thanks for the explanation.  Sometimes I get to focused on the idea that 
I am the only user of that computer sitting on my desk in front of me.

Regards,  Jim

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