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 remove temp files with a command other then “apt-get autoremove”? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 lts. I want to know that if there is a command other than: sudo apt-get autoremove to remove temp files?
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How can I check disk space used in a partition using the terminal in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I was wondering if there is a command that can tell the space used in a partition using the terminal. Like I want to use the su command to change to a user called admin ...
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How to fix upgrade, install failure loop due to disk space issue

I'm running into an upgrade / install failure loop due to disk space, but I don't see which drive is full. I've tried clean, autoclean and autoremove, but to no avail. This is Ubuntu on AWS. There are ...
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Avoid Hidden files while calculating disk usage?

I am using ubuntu LTSP , I want to find tje size of my home folder using , du command, I try du -hs /home/students/cs2011/cs1105 , but it shows more size than what i get by taking the properties
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No space left on left on Drive after deleting everything. /dev/sda6 100% used

I had recently run a script in our college exam on my computer which was specifically for 32bit(i386) but my ubuntu is amd64 , so the script wouldn't run but then I tried accessing the folders in my ...
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Can ubuntu server be installed on <1G hds? [closed]

I just need to install a streaming server, but videos to be streamed are on a remote storage. I just need the ubuntu server hd take as less space as possible to be portable (ubuntu server will be on ...
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Freeing Up Partition Space [duplicate]

I have a 10GB Ubuntu partition and I am starting to run out of hard disk space. What are some large things I can remove to free up space and where are they located?
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why is / taking up 7 GB of space (running du)

So I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I am trying to determing what is taking so much disk space so I run the following command. du / -h -d 2 | sort -hr which outputs the following 7.3G / ...
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Differences between df, df -h, and df -l

Question What are the differences between the following commands? df df -h df -l Feedback Information is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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something used up my disk, don't know what

Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-58-virtual x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ System information as of Sun Feb 23 10:40:22 UTC 2014 System load: 0.03 ...
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Upgrade ubuntu space with windows 7

I installed Ubuntu beside windows 7 and after 6 months from use it I love it and I need to delete windows 7 space and move it to Ubuntu . For example : Partition c had tow systems : 1- Widows 7 30 ...
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Unallocated space from windows 7 to Ubuntu

I shrank my /dev/sda1 using windows 7 partition program and I want to extend /dev/sda3 with that unallocated space. I know I have to use a live Ubuntu cd/usb and use gparted. But I can't seem to ...
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How to limit disk space per user on Ubuntu 13.10?

I am new on Ubuntu. I want to limit the disk space per user. For example: Jhon Doe 10gb, Jane 20gb, and so on. I wrote the following code as root: gedit /etc/fstab . In the new window I got this: # ...
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Unable to remove old kernels [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove old kernel versions so I can upgrade. The method I'm using is below. sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.y.z-server Every time I run it I get the following error: ...
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How to reduce consumed disk space for a 942 MB 13.10 amd64 server minimal install?

The goal is to have a have a headless server installation on a physical machine that only serves one service. In other words the server is dedicated to run a single task. You could also call this a ...
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How to put availabe disk space into filename?

I have a SFTP user only and I want it to be able to see available space. I want to make a cron that runs each 30 minutes, to delete the old file and put the new file to show free disk space. I could ...
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“No space left on device” /dev/loop0"

Been using Ubuntu for a couple of weeks now and have encountered a problem. I have the message "No space left on device" and after searching for a while I found that /dev/loop0 is taking up huge ...
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No disk space confusion

I am trying to install kde on ubuntu server, when i run apt-get install kubuntu-desktop the cp command says I have no space: Complete output of the above command: here Other info: The os runs ...
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How to allocate disk space from one filesystem to another?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on dedicated server with 2 TB hard disk, while running a daemon I got error running low on disk space, when I check memory status by running df -h it shows that my rootfs have 20 ...
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Why do I get different free space results? [duplicate]

I've got a separate /home when I run df -h in terminal I get the result like size 70GB used 64GB available 2.5GB so where is the rest? But when I run GParted it shows size(70GB)/used(64GB)/free(6GB) - ...
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Recommended size in percentage for each partition

I have seen most of dedicated hosting companies servers always have multiple partition for various folders. I have tried to follow some guide lines on my own on virtual box. I always use swap space as ...
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disk is full, but cannot find big files or folders

Ubuntu server shows me that I use allmost all disk: Usage of /: 95.5% of 118.12GB And I try to find big folders and files, run ncdu: ncdu 1.8 ~ Use the arrow keys to navigate, press ? for help ...
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No hdd space left

I have 13.4Gb hdd space for my Ubuntu partition, and the only software that I use is Thunderbird, Firefox, and Play On Linux with MS Office 2010 (.playonlinux uses 2.6Gb). I can't use UbuntuOne ...
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More disk read/write after decreasing swapiness

I know this may sound absurd but my laptop has Xubuntu Saucy with 4GB RAM. I decreased swapiness from 60 to 7 but now applications take more time to launch and I see disk i/o before the application ...
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Disk going from near empty to full in one day no obvious explanation: how to diagnose

So here are mt symptoms. Over the last few days I start the day with say 33 GB of space and then come in the next day to see that I have only 1GB of space left. I am assessing space by using "df" ...
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'Low Disk Space' warning received when disk is nowhere near full

I noticed this warning because it stops one of my applications (BOINC) from being able to work on a number of BOINC projects. The 'Low Disk Space' warning says that I have 1.1GB remaining. I cannot ...
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File system is 100% full

Recently, my system disk, somehow, got filled up to 92%. According to the recommendations in the forums, I removed (using the Synaptics) obsolete version of Linux kernels (which lead to ONLY 62% of ...
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Disk Space is rapidly deplenishing [duplicate]

My disk space is rapidly getting eaten up and I don't know why. I was using localhost and it was taking a long time to load so I checked the properties in the folder and I had 2GB left out of 125GB ...
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How can I free up space on my main partition and change target directory of apt-get installations?

Here's the situation: I'm using the tool "crouton" on an acer c7 chromebook to run xubuntu 12.04 alongside chromeOS. I mounted the 320GB partition onto "/media/test/", but the main partition which ...
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Why does `du` on a device reports zero usage?

Output of sudo df -h is Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 9.2G 5.7G 3.1G 65% / ...
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can I install ubuntu in a 3.5 GB mini pc

I have a mini pc which only have 3.5GB disk space. And I really wish to install linux Ubuntu in top of it. Any recommendation?
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Difference between baobab and df/du

I have SSD drive. Baobab shows / uses 34.3 Gb, du -h / last line is 32G / df shows $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 103G 78G 20G 80% / none ...
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how to resize ubuntu 13.10 partition without reinstaling ubuntu [duplicate]

how to merge that unallocated 11gb partition to sda5 "/" (which is extended partition under sda3) please help me i m out of space ! *i m unable to merge that unallocated partition with sda5 nor sda3 ...
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how to increase root partition in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

how to extend root / partition by sinking swap (previously 6gb after sinking 4Gb , unallocated 2 Gb) and home (previously 11 Gb after sinking 8Gb, allocated 3Gb). How to extend those allocated ...
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Can't update: low space in /boot (LVM) - I already cleaned my Lubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak

I have low space on /boot partition and I can't update my Lubuntu. I have LVM. I deleted old kernels and used Ubuntu Tweak. I tried to loaded from LiveCD and with gparted grow up my /boot-size, but ...
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Allocate users disk space? [duplicate]

If possible i'd like to allocate disk space to users. I run a large collection of users and on sign up i'd like to include a folder limit. Is there a command for this?
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Amount of disk space needed to install [duplicate]

I'd like to create a partition where to install Ubuntu in a Dell inspiron 6000 with WinXp OS already installed. What is the minimal amount of disk space required for booting the system? Then I'd ...
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What takes less space: debootstrap or Ubuntu Core?

I have a very small disk in my netbook. So I decided to offload all development files into chroot on an external drive. What will take less space initially, debootstrap installation or Ubuntu Core ...
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Missing 50GB on my 100Gb harddrive

I have a 128GB harddrive formatted with the btrfs. However, for some reason I'm missing around half of the disk space. Do any of you have any idea of how to fix it? See this screenshot for details ...
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How to find all files with size greater than…?

Is there any GUI software that can explore a tree and find all files with size greater than some amount? Neither Nautilus nor Nemo seem to be able to do this. In my memory, I could do this with ...
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Sharing dualboot volumes space-efficiently

I plan to dualboot my system [Ubuntu|Windows] using a small SSD. What are the options to save space? What I want is to have a either a \home as small as possible or a \home that I can use for both ...
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Lost 5GB of free space after using BleachBit [closed]

i've been using BleachBit to clean up free space on my laptops HDD, and also on my encrypted portable HDD. and i've got same problem on both devices. Bleachbit was running very long, i left it ...
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On which hard-drive is the home folder? (Using a USB Boot Disk)

First time using linux/ubuntu, so pardon the noobiness. I created a boot disk and booted from it using the 'try' method. I've barely done anything and I'm getting error messages stating that I have ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 with encryption installed manually won't load on SSD

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my new SSD drive in laptop. I have no other OS and want to use whole disk for Ubuntu installation. However, I've read that it's best to leave some unallocated space ...
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How to change mount point? [duplicate]

During Ubuntu 12.04 installation I selected mount point for a 145GB drive to /usr/local. How can I change it?
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SSD Randomly Filling up. Ubuntu 13.04

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Laptop. It's installed on a 100 GB EXT4 partition on my SSD. In the past two weeks I have been encountering this weird problem where I get random notifications that my ...
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What partition PlayOnLinux and Wine software has to be installed to?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and if I have already created ext4 ./ (partition) and on the same volume I have ./home If I create a separate partition ./home will the software that I install for example from ...
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Remove Back Versions of Ubuntu [duplicate]

While installing the most recent version of the kernel, I ran out of disk space. How do I go back and delete all of the old versions of the kernel that are occupying my disk
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Persistence space

This isn't a problem, but rather a request for information. Is there any documentation available which explains what goes, and what doesn't go, into the 'persistence' area of a disk? In particular, ...
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What command for showing disk usage of specific directory non recursive?

Can I show how much disk space a directory's contents are using, not including its sub directories (and their contents)? If so, what commands(s) please? Thanks.