Covers questions related to file space usage—space used under a particular directory or files on a file system.

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How to clear old update installation files? [duplicate]

I recently got a warning, that I only have 5.8MB free space in my /boot directory. This information came with the option to 'examine or ignore it'. I examined the file and couldn't do anything, so I ...
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Deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged …?

Is there a safe way of deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged ? I see It has lots of files & folders I had deleted -- from the trash as well. They are taking a lot of disc space. ...
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How do I monitor startup disk usage?

When I log in to my user session in Ubuntu it is being very slow. The CPU remains relatively low but the led of disk usage is running wild. How can I trace which applications are making the most ...
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Properties window, Basic Tab Pie Chart

I am wondering about the pie chart in the properties basic tab. I can see blue is used space and white free space but what does the gray part mean. I have been searching with no luck. Thanks in ...
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Errors while running Upgrade from the terminal. Can anyone help me analyse it?

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 3 not fully installed or removed. After ...
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Less Gb in Ubuntu One than in HDD [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu One application. I've bought 20 Gb of space on Ubuntu One. On my computer, I have my files into another partition different from the OS partition. So, to achieve having the ...
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10 GB files in home folder due to hidden files

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. My home folder is full of hidden files like .Xauthority.XTMZZW, .Xauthority.VEBCZW, .goutputstream-0H5NTW and some of these files are uninstalled software related files but ...
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Dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu is low on disk space. What can I do?

Right now, my available disk space on Ubuntu is very low, and I want to increase it. My main drive has several partitions on it. I have a main partition for windows, a 900mb partition which I believe ...
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Disk usage analyser does not display correct disk size (using multiple mount points)

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 on an acer aspire S3, and everything is going pretty smoothly. However, one thing that I did notice was an error in disk usage analyser I have the Caching SSD that was used ...
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Problem with encryption (often get messages about low disk space)

I upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 system from Ubuntu 10.04. Already in the previous version I faced the problem with pretending "low disk space", which really wasn't the real condition. I searched about the ...
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how to print a file in ubuntu terminal using cat that spaces in its name

Suppose my file name is äbc def When I type in the terminal like cat ¨abc def¨ it shows error. Can anybody tell me how to print this file that has spaces in between the name.
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DVDs have only roughly 2 KB of space

I have several DVD-R 4.7 GB disks and when I enter them into my computers disk tray, Ubuntu only reads 2.0 KB. It is different for each disk, but it is always roughly around 2.0 KB and all 50 or so ...
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What command do I use to find physical disk size?

I use df -h to see formatted size, but how to see actual? I believe one of my disks is 3TB but formatted as 2TB but not sure which. (they're remote so I can't look!)
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How does the automatic installation work with free space?

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) I have Windows 7 installed, so I unallocated some disk space (~20gb). I have used other versions of Ubuntu and in those versions there was an option ...
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Root partition size remains same after partition resize with gparted

I had resized my root partition from 30gb to 70gb using gparted. But Ubuntu still shows that I have the same old disk size while gparted shows that I acually have 70gb and that the other 40gb is ...
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Disk Space and Mounted network share [closed]

My mounted drive is being calculated into disk space. I created a mount script that mounts a network share on boot but now approximately ten minutes after boot, my system is alerting me to low disk ...
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Recently freed hard drive space is not being recognized

I've got an Ubuntu 12.04.2 server whose root partition filled up. I discovered that the /var/log/auth.log file had grown to around 3.8GB. After compressing this file using gzip, the file size was ...
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Can I add more diskspace for extra use? [duplicate]

Am I able to add more disk space to the OS? I did the default during the install, and wondering in case I ever needed to allocate more.
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How do I make sense of the Disk Usage Analyzer?

I got an alert on my desktop saying that my home directory had only 1.8 GB remaining, which seemed odd to me because I thought I had a lot more than that. I keep my /home directory on a separate ...
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Total amount of data writen to disk (maybe ssd)

Some days ago I saw on my screen the total amount of data writen to my drive, maybe a ssd. Now I need to tell a friend how to find this info but I can't remember were I saw it (screen is not enough ;) ...
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“df -h ~” thinks my drive is full, but it shouldn't even be half way. Can't install stuff (13.04)

Using a Corsair Force 3 120gb SSD, with 13.04 (no other OS's installed) df -h ~ reports that I have 94gb available (wut?), and 82gb used (wrong). GParted says i'm only using a few hundred megabytes ...
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Old versions eating up space?

After changing from 32-bit (because of recommendations) to 64-bit Ubuntu, upgrade (12.04 -> 12.10) did not go too well, so clean install was needed. I choose the automatic way for partitions creation ...
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Required space for dual boot

Will a 128 gig solid state drive be big enough to comfortably run a dual boot of ubuntu and windows 7?
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Hard Drive wont show available disk space

So my issue is that I have a 1 TB hard drive, and it won't show the available disk space left. I'm currently only using 450GB of hard drive disk actually. I verified this using the du -ch and du -sh ...
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du (disk usage) reports 6.1M but directory is empty

This does not make any sense! user@localhost:~/folder$ du -h --max-depth=1 6.1M ./subfolder 6.1M . user@localhost:~/folder$ ls -la subfolder total 6228 drwx------ 2 user user 6369280 2013-07-08 ...
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apt-get: No space left on device (12.04)

I have read every thread I could find -- even the ones that say that the question has been answered elsewhere but none of them address the specific issue I am having. Update Manager ran and produced ...
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How do I check which process is consuming a lot of hard disk reading and writing

Sometimes my laptop is very slow and I found the hard disk light is not blink as normal. Maybe there is a way to check the hard disk speed usage, so I could kill the process.
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Why is the .xsession-errors.old file so big?

Problem Many users (including me) found out from one moment to another that the usage disk space is really strange. One day I had 50Gb free and the next I had 3Gb, it is just crazy. This happened ...
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Why am I getting low disk space usage?

I have problems understanding my disk space usage. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I am recently going low on disk space and I cannot understand why. Here is the result of du (only largest folders). ...
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No space on device

Today I tried to move a huge directory to a common directory for 2 users. I first tried to change the permissions of my home directory. So something happened with my ~/.private directory and the disk ...
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How to see installed programs and the occupied space (not in Synaptic or Terminal)? [duplicate]

I am often running low on space on the system and home partition. I would like to see a list of installed programs and the space they take, in order to be able to make decisions on this matter. I do ...
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How do I find the source of files appearing in my /tmp directory

I keep getting warnings that my /root partition which has been allocated 20GB is filling up. I have read a number of housekeeping posts on the issue, but they have not solved my problem. I therefore ...
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Extreme problems - something is eating up all disk space constantly

I have so much trouble with disk space, it's crazy. My HDD constantly gets full even though I have 2 TB. I figured out fairly quickly that the file .xsession-errors was huge and eating up a big part ...
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My ubuntu installation only using half of the partiton and is running out of space

I think i may have made some kind of error during installation. When viewing the partition ubunutu is installed on to using gparted I can see that only 50% of the partition is full, yet my ubuntu ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer and other programs reporting incorrect partition capacities

I recently resized/moved my home partition and then expanded my root partition into the free space remaining. I did this all off a bootable usb with gparted. When i started ubuntu back up and ran ...
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disk space used up

I have upgraded to 13.04 and lose disk space, ... I have a 3 TB hard disk, and had yesterday still 890 GB free, ... today all is gone! Disk Usage Analyzer does not give me a clue and says that it ...
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Set User or Folder Quota [duplicate]

How can I set up a maximum disk usage quota for a particular user OR a particular folder (I don't need both, either will work)? Essentially, I'm running a particular program which stores a good amount ...
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why the used-space of “df -h” is larger than the result of “du -hs /”?

the result of "df -h" shows below: /dev/sda1 5.6G 3.2G 2.2G 60% / udev 992M 4.0K 992M 1% /dev tmpfs 401M 752K 401M 1% /run none 5.0M 0 5.0M ...
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I have an Emac G4. What Ubuntu software should I install on it? And are there any space requirements? [duplicate]

I have an Apple Emac G4. What Ubuntu software should I install on it? And are there any space requirements? I am a little new to the Ubuntu world. I have friends who use Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal on ...
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Why does MOTD and “landscape-sysinfo” show different disk usage to “df”?

I have several drives on my server mounted separately. They are getting close to full. When I ssh to my server, motd reports disk usage, for example: => /home is using 89.3% of 916.89GB But if I ...
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Processes allotting excessive disk space to (deleted) .xsession-errors file

My root disk is full to the brim because of, I suspect, disk space locked up by a ballooning .xsession-errors file. The ballooning is caused by running processes that keep the error file open and ...
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Places opens in Disk Usage Analyzer in Ubuntu 13.04

I have updated my ubuntu from 12.10 to latest Ubuntu 13.04. everything is fine but when i go to Places and click any place, it opens in Disk Usage Analyzer by default and i found no way to either stop ...
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disk space lacking

My Ubuntu partition was working on 50gb . However, even-though I had not used much of the memory, I was still getting messages saying the disk space is low. I increased the partition, but am still ...
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Getting more space on Wubi

First and foremost, note that I'm a complete noob to Linux, so please bear with my confuzzled rambling. I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS via Wubi (18GB installation on the C: drive) on an AMD ...
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disk usage statistics tools

I'm looking for a tool that gathers disk usage statistics over time and can display the data. It will be nice to be able see the data in a table and in a graph. I basically want the info df -h over ...
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/var/log/account/pacct is getting too big, where is ckpacct (to cicle/gzip it)?

I got 2 big files at, /var/log/account, of 350MB each..., my root is only 10GB... I read there could have ckpacct to cycle and gzip it, but I cant find it, also no alternative command? EDIT: I found ...
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View TOTAL Disk Space Taken by ALL Installed Packages

Is there a way to view a 'system size'? I want to know how large I should make partitions if I separate my /home from the / (root) partition, but I don't know how much space Ubuntu + every installed ...
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What are relevant disk benchmark settings for a desktop system [duplicate]

NOTE: This is not a question about which tools to use to fine tune disks. I am about to replace an HD with an SSD and also to fine tune some of the disk settings. Also, I might distribute my ...
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How do I make my 305 GB drive my default drive? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I let it run from 10 GB. Now I have run out of space by using 10 GB of data, but I have another 305 on my default hard drive. How do I make all that data go onto that ...
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Resize Boot Device Volume [duplicate]

I'm Wondring how can I resize Boot Volume because it got 15GO of space and he use only 71.7MB only almost 0% of space. So I want to reduce This space and add it to principle Device "/"