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 increase disk space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I free up disk space? I am running out of space on my notebook, so I thought I would delete some unused stuff. I was thinking about: cleaning the home folder ...
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How can i limit disk space usage for one user?

Like.. User john123, you can only use 100mb of my harddisk. User jake155, you can only use 250mb of my harddisk.
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What is the real usage of my home folder?

When I look throw GParted, it shows my home folder using 30.27 GB: The Disk Usage Analyzer shows 13.3 GB: And the properties show 26.0 GB: So, what's the real usage of my home folder?
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How can I prevent [flush-8:16] and [jbd2/sdb2-8] from causing GUI unresponsiveness? [closed]

Approximately twice a week, the entire graphical interface will lock up for about 10-20 seconds without warning while I am doing simple tasks such as browsing the web or writing a paper. When this ...
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Changing the default installation path to a newly installed hard disk

I am currently working on a dual-booted PC. I am using Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx released in April 2010. The allocated partition to Ubuntu that I am making use of has almost exhausted. ...
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how can I change the storage location of /var/lib/mlocate.db?

It's a big file for me and I'd like to put it on a different hard drive than my root partition is on. Like to add: I'd like this to work for the automatic runs of updatedb. I checked the man pages ...
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Cannot Update- Insufficient Space- Extend Folder to External HDD?

I have my computer on a dual-boot linux/winXP with a partitioned hard drive for each. Recently my linux ran out of memory and cannot update. I tried sudo apt-get clean and that worked for a while but ...
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Using LVM, how can I tell which logical volume is near full?

I am getting errors that my disk is nearly full, but i am using three logical volumes, and would need to know which i need to extend. I still have 50GB unassigned. Up until now i always extend all ...
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Why is /var/lib/mlocate.db almost 800 MB?

Can I do something about it? I'm running out of disk space.
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How can I expand the size of my Ubuntu installation without reinstalling?

About a week ago I used the windows installer to install Ubuntu to an extra hard drive I had because I've heard so much about it. Since [I guess] Wubi is meant for people with limited disk space who ...
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Meaning of “i” in “MiB”?

I see the usage of "MiB" as measure to represent the size in Ubuntu. What does MiB stand for? In particular the "i"?
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How to get disk usage from command line?

How can I get the current disk usage (in %) of my hard drive from the command line?
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What is taking up so much space on my disk, beside the filesystem?

I have only one disk in my computer, a 80 GB SSD. It is formatted as a single ext4 partition (no swap), and all the usual folders are installed on it (I keep lots of data on external media, but /home ...
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Gnome equivalent of KDirStat

What is the Gnome version of KDirStat? I read some 2006 post about program named Baobab , but it looks like it's not included in 10.04 any more, and the home page is not available any more.
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How to find out how much disk space is remaining?

What is the command to find out how much disk space is being used/remaining?