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 I add more space to ubuntu? I dont have admin in windows 7 but i do in ubuntu [closed]

I just want more room for games and whatnot. Please help. I'm really stuck, because i don't understand partitioning or anything. Please make it noob friendly. ubuntu 11.10. Its a school pc and they ...
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Claiming the provisioned storage

I created a ubuntu server vm with 64GB provisioned storage. I remember that I specified 30GB to be used for the vm. When I do df -h, I get Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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How to escape spaces in pwd path when creating a Boost build script?

I want to compile Boost with some specific options (eg: using zlib from its latest source) So I try next bash code like: WD=`pwd` #//... cd $BOOST_ROOT_DIR echo_run ./bootstrap.sh #// problem with ...
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Low disk space: home/user folder occupies 94GB

I am low on disk space and when I check the Disk Usage analyzer (using gksudo baobab) it indicates that my home/teddy folder is using 94GB, but when I browse through its contents I can only account ...
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df -h shows incorrect free space

Here is my df-h output. In here /media/Songs is using almost 100% disk space. root@LAB:~# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 19G 8.7G 9.2G 49% / ...
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Deleted 2 20GB zips, no space freed up [closed]

Recently deleted 2 20GB gzip files from my Ubuntu. They did not appear in the Trash, and 40GB of disk space remains used. I searched all trash folders and they are empty. The files that were ...
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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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How do I find the amount of free space on my hard drive?

Is there a way to quickly check the amount of free / used disk space in Ubuntu? I would assume you could right click on 'file system' in the file browser and choose 'properties' or something but ...
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How can I free up disk space by removing files that aren't needed?

How can we free disk space by removing unwanted data on the system? How do we detect that the files are not necessary for the programs to work?
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Nautilus statusbar visibilty - Quickly check free space

In prior versions, I would open Nautilus and check the statusbar, which would tell me how much free space there is. Now, the statusbar isn't shown by default. I know you can enable it from the View ...
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How to view all mounted devices and respective free space

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and I don't see My Computer option in Nautilus. I want this option so that I can view the disk statistics. Is there any other way to list all mounted devices and their respective ...
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gnome-settings-daemon extensively reads/writes hard-disk

After upgrading to 11.10, after each login the computer becomes slow and the hard-disk noisy (sounds like reading/writing/defragmenting). When I "stop" the process gnome-settings-manager in the system ...
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Disk Usage Very Strange

Just today, my Ubuntu 11.04 started prompting me that my HDD is full ... I know I am filling up my HDD fast, but its the storage partition I expect to be filling up not my 60+GB OS Partition. So I did ...
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Is something eating up my home partition? [closed]

Since I've updated to 11.10, my home partition keeps filling itself up to full, but I have no idea what it is that is doing it. I've managed to remove about 28gb (35gb capacity on the partition) but ...
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Why is there not much space for my Ubuntu?

I have a dual system: Windows 7 + Ubuntu. The Windows came with my laptop and I installed Ubuntu without Wubi... My total filesystem capacity: 303.2 GB, I just do not understand why there is not much ...
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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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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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Root drive is running out of disk space. How can I free up space?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 and I want to free up some space in my root directory, which is overloaded. I especially want to change the path used for installing applications (they are getting installed ...
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How to increase the disk space of a VMware virtual disk?

I have a VM running Ubuntu, and I wish to increase its size from 20 to 40 GB. I powered off the VM and on the VMware side increased the allocated disk space. I did this by Edit Virtual Machine ...
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“df -h” command puts line breaks in output. How do I fix?

My "df -h" command on my Linux box has some devices with longer names and so the "df -h" output has line breaks (or tabs??) in it, which makes it difficult to parse the output in a script. Does ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer reports that the .ecryptfs file is taking up as much space as the home drive

I selected "encrypt home partition" when I set up my netbook with Ubuntu. The disk usage analyzer now reports that twice as much space is taken up than actually is used. I have seen this question ...
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/var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs eats up 68% of my disk space

On a device with 2GB storage every MB is counted. I wonder what is this /var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs doing on my system and is there a way to avoid its existence. Note this mount point eats up 1.2 ...
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How to increase the disk space of Ubuntu installed besides Windows 7?

It is true that there are similar questions in the forum... But as I installed Ubuntu under Windows 7 long time ago, I do not remember how I did it or whether I used Wubi, which is discussed in many ...
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How can I quickly make a large file?

What is a quick and easy way to make a file that is, say, 2 GB in size?
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“Disk quota exceeded” error

In our lab, NFS server has been setup. This server has home directories of all users. Quota is enabled for all users. root@server:/users/labuser# du -sh 69M . root@lab-01:~# quota -su ...
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How can I get Ubuntu to recognize the size of the disk it's on?

I was coming dangerously close to filling up a virtualbox disk(.vdi) with Ubuntu on it. So I enlarged the disk VBoxManage modifyhd YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi --resize SIZE_IN_MB I went from a 6GB disk ...
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How do I free hard disk space allocated by Virtual Box disks?

I had multiple Ubuntu VM's installations, and the host is also Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. After I deleted the VM's, the space wasn't reallocated to the host. Do you know any solution?
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What's a command line way to find large files/directories to remove and free up space?

Looking for a series of commands that will show me the largest files on a drive.
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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?