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

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Equivalent to Windows' “Disk Space Fan”?

I used this program a fair bit back in Windows. What's something vaguely equivalent?
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Why is there 8GB worth of files in my /tmp?

I just got a notification saying I have a small amount of disk space left: so I opened baobab to investigate and noticed this: It turns out that my /tmp folder is full of files names like ...
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Is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space?

Somehow my harddrive is full and I can't find the source, so is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space? I could do it manually and check the properties ...
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Like “PerfMon” in Windows do we have something similar in Ubuntu?

If I want to capture performance log of a Ubuntu (or any other Linux Distro) Server/Workstation for a period of time, how would I do that? In Windows, I use something called PERFMON.MSC (LOGMAN.EXE), ...
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Deleting a large file does not free up space

I deleted a large file (6 GB) located in my home directory but the free space is not increased. I have tried looking the file in trash folder by typing cd ~/.local/share/Trash/files but it's not ...
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How can I check disk usage using ssh?

We have an ssh server on Ubuntu and we want a disk usage report using ssh of whole network.Is there any utility, command, or script available to accomplish this?
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partition space in Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and have some questions regarding the partition size. As you can see SDA1 is just 291G but my hard drive is 320 GB. So Where did the remaining memory go ? ...
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How much diskspace do I need for Ubuntu 14.04?

I intend to get myself a new mini-pc with a single SSD. How much diskpace will Ubuntu 14.04 need? Is it recommendable to get two seperate disks? I have following models in mind: Shuttle XS35V4 ...
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Why does apt-get clean requires a reboot before taking effect

Sometimes when my disk is full I apt-get clean to free up some space. When I check my free space with df I have no space left, but after a reboot df tells me disk is being used for 52%. Why do I need ...
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How to clean /var/cache?

When I woke up this morning, I found my root had filled overnight du -hx --max-depth=1 / 132M /boot 4.0K /media 16K /lost+found 16M /root 702M /lib 4.0K /OLDHOME 8.2G /usr ...
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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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Where did my free space go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is taking up so much space on my disk, beside the filesystem? I have a storage drive (2TB) and an OS drive (90GB SSD). I've run out of space on the OS drive: /$ ...
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Where is the information about free space in a disk stored?

I am using indicator-multiload and would like it to show the Free Disk Space in my Partitions. So, I went through the code, and found out that the author was parsing the contents of ...
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find cluster size of in ubuntu in 11.04

I am running ubuntu 11.04 and I am wondering how to find the size of the size of the allocation unit ? Is there a command in ubuntu to find this? Also depending on the size of the allocation unit does ...
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Can I use a USB drive to extend the hard drive space?

I need more space on my hard drive and I have an unused 8gb USB stick. How can I use that as an extra hard drive?
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How to display disk usage by file type?

Basically I'm wondering where all my disk space is being eaten up on my drive and I would like to be able to analyze by file type For example, I'd like to use the Terminal to see how much space is ...
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Is there a scanner for scanning unused files in my system?

I have installed/un-installed many packages(as trial) in My System as a result they leave a lot of junk and temporary files...Is there any package or software that can scan for removable junk and ...
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No space for ubuntu to load

Help! I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with Windows 7, I was using Ubuntu and writing files from one drive to another, however I didnt realise that I would soon run out of disk space on my laptop hard ...
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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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/usr is full with plenty of free space on the disk

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I installed via Wubi on a partition of 27 GB. I chose the installation to be that size, too. Then after installing some software I was prompted with a notice saying ...
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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 not detected

I was using Windows7 system. To install Ubuntu I created partition of 100GB. Downloaded Ubuntu installer for windows and installed Ubuntu. The system is working perfectly fine but it is showing disk ...
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How to fully utilize the available hard drive space for the home directory

I have a two hard drives, 465GB each. I have windows on one, and wish to install Ubuntu on the other through Wubi. Also, I have 16 GB RAM. When I installed Ubuntu, the acutal space in the home ...
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How to see the size and free disk space on the / filesystem's partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find the amount of free space on my hard drive? In Nautilus, I can easily see the physical size (total capacity, free space, used space) of any mounted disk, ...
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No space left on hard drive

I'm trying to copy/move files to an external 1 TB hard drive with about 50 GB remaining space. I receive a "no space left on disk" when I try. I've moved files off and retried, but still get the ...
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How to determine / make sure whether hard-disks have spun down when using “hdparm” options?

I want to spin down some hard-disks when they are idle. So I used hdparm package. In the /etc/hdparm.conf I added following lines: command_line { hdparm -Ss 241 /dev/sda } My intention was to spin ...
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.xsession-errors is huge after suspending

Earlier today I left my laptop suspended and when I came back (a few hours later), I logged in and all my disk space had been used up. I took a look at Disk Usage Analyser and it said all of the space ...
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Ubuntu frequently hogging up disk space?

A little note before we begin, the machine was constantly active for 5 to 7 days straight, the only reason it was shut off at some point was to turn it back on immediately due to locking or unusable ...
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What is dummy filesystem?

I tried df --help command to generate the man-page for help on df command and I am stucked with a unknown term Dummy filesystem This line in df manpage is where I get to know the term first time -a, ...
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How to remove unused or outdated folders?

I administrate a multi-user system that has had quite a lot of user turnover. The users who have left us still have a folder in the folder /home. I would like to remove the folders for the users that ...
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Reducing size of Sage after building from source

I built the maths software Sage from source onto my Ubuntu server. It now takes up 4.1GB of space in my /opt. I am near the limit of my partition size and was wondering if anyone knew what I can ...
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Update fails to Install

I get the below error when I try to install updates using Software Updater: Not enough free disk space The upgrade needs a total of 81.3 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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`rm -rf …` hangs on large directory [duplicate]

Using Ununtu 12.04, and recently got a message that disk space is running out. Ran the Disk Usage Analyzer, which froze. After some research, I see a directory in ~ called "9fybsyiikg" which is ...
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How to convert to a Lighter wight Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop and I'm happy with it. However sometime I think the older versions were better as they were lighter or utilized less resources. Is there any way that, it will ask me ...
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Why is the hard drive still full after deleting some files?

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 12.xx. Today some services stopped and I found some messages about full disk, so I ran df -h: Filesystem Size Used Disp Use% ...
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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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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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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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Why is my partition claiming to be out of space?

My file system claims to only have 4.5 GB left. While my OS (a folder with in file system) still has 75.2 GB left. I put something near 130 GB on my Ubuntu partition, it should have enough space. I ...
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Mythbuntu HTPC: disk usage for a normal install

about to build a new system, one of the information missing in mythbuntu docs is the disk usage of a typical install for home theather pc (HTPC) usage. not interested in fresh install or bare bones ...
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Changing Disk Allocation for Ubuntu on Dual-Boot System

When I first installed Ubuntu, I had a new PC with Windows 7 installed. It was my first installation of Ubuntu so I only allocated 45% of the disk for Ubuntu. Now I find that I have been using ...
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Not enough space left in the hard drive. How to proceed? [closed]

Where do I begin... I can hardly do anything on Ubuntu 12.04. I am very close to removing and returning to Windows. First I could not load it because the graphics appeared to be running low but ...
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Iso size versus Disk size

Hi guys I have a curiosity. Some days ago I installed an ubuntu on a flash disk. Then I took an image of its ext4 and swap area via dd. However, after a while I decided that I should move this ubuntu ...
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No space left on device while I still have 640GB of free space

I was copying some huge files from a remote disk to my computer and got a message No space left on device I installed my Ubuntu 12.04 in my 640GB HDD and thought that Ubuntu was utilizing all of ...
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Running low disk space

I am running Ubuntu 11.10.For past few days I am getting messages stating that running on low disk space.Can any one help me to free space?. df -h shows this http://paste.ubuntu.com/775964/ sudo ...
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extra space before brackets [closed]

When I type something anywhere (bash, eclipse, this field) and open a bracket, Ubuntu adds a space before it. So instead of: code() I get code (). This creeps me out. How can I stop it doing that?
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'Low Disk Space' (and Disk Usage Analyzer) vs Disks utility

I have posted a very similar question here before. A similar thing happened this morning. I received a Low Disk Space warning The volume "InternalHDD" has only 873.8 MB disk space remaining I ...
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using cp command without destination operand on large directory does not give error and uses up disk space

Bit of a strange one here I was trying to copy data from one directory to another and left off the destination operand from the cp. See command root@server:/home/pp/test1# cp -r ../dhcppc0/* The ...
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Large discrepancy between df and du

My / partition which holds everything (including /home), was suddenly using 100% of disk space. I removed a few files and now df shows $ df -h /dev/sda1 Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...