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

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Steam taking up huge amounts of space (bug)

Every few week this happens: (Note: the disk analyzer was ran with sudo). This happens without doing anything, just as soon as steam launches, I get an error that there's no empty space left on ...
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How to assign disk usage into a variable

Im new to creating shell scripts and i am trying to create a script that counts disk usage and display its percentage value.For example : "disk usage :2.8 GB , free space : 48 %" Here is all i could ...
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properly resize OS partition on logical volume

I'm trying to resize my Ubuntu 14.04 VM's OS partition because for some reason it was incredibly small from the beginning. I'm running it on a google compute engine VM and so far ive never touched ...
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unable to identify my data drive

My computer has two partitions - one data-part that has all my data. The other has ubuntu 14.04, freshly installed. When I open file browser, I am unable to find my data partition. On ubuntu 12.04, it ...
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How do I free up more space in /boot?

My /boot partition is nearly full and I get a warning every time I reboot my system. I already deleted old kernel packages (linux-headers...), actually I did that to install a newer kernel version ...
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The Volume “boot” has only … disc space remaining HELP

I'm complete dummy about ubuntu or lynux no knowledge about basics at all so PLEASE help me to solve the problem with the volume 'Boot" because I cant update for the new versions. Please explain in ...
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Gparted shows SDA5 completely used 297GB, disk analyzer shows 6.9 used

First off - I'm not a computer geek, but am working hard to be an Ubuntu user. I've applied various upgrades over time and ran into the full boot partition problem. After days of reading posts and ...
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Running multiple Python programs fills up /dev/mapper/gregorbr--lnx--vg-root 55G 52G 55M 100% /

I have a ubuntu server 12.04.5 LTS that I use to run multiple python programs that uses ssh. I have it set up so it just prints to screen, so it shouldn't take up any space at all. Here is they ...
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Root Partition using too much space

I'm having problems with my disk usage. My system monitor says that I have 44,6gb used. But when I run disk usage analyzer, it shows that I have 5.4gb used. My partitions are in LVM. Here some images: ...
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analyse disk usage ignoring mounts

Ubuntu is complaining that my root file system is nearly full, but when I use baobab (aka "Disk Usage Analyser") or du -h it summarises the usage of all the other mounted file systems as well. How ...
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Ubuntu: Can I delete /var/log files due to low root space

Just had the message: Low disk space.. 2 GB left Judging by a posted message on ubuntu.org forums, I found that I have a .log file in /var/log at 22 GB in size!! My root is an 82 GB partion and ...
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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 ...
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BleachBit reduces space for no reason

I ran the bleachbit program and ran the 'Free Disk Space'. I noticed that is started to fill up my hard Disk COMPLETELY (almost). I have currently lost 20 GB of space. I have 2 folders in my home ...
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Finding and using unused disk space?

I installed Ubuntu on my 80GB hard disk. I chose "Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM". The system showed 79.7GB and I chose 39.7GB for the OS. The system is up and now I want to use remaining ...
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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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Check whether less than some amount of free disk space from the command line

There are several questions and answers on askubuntu about seeing disk space from the command line. Naturally, df is the go-to tool for this. However I want a script at login to raise an alert if ...
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How can I make update-manager require less free disk space on root partition

My system contains a relatively small root partion (around 16) and the rest on home. Now my upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 fails because it needs 8 GB of free space on root but I only have 4 GB and I see ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 sudden freezes and 100% disk usage

Sometimes I just casually browse web and out of nowhere my disk is usage is 100% and everything freezes. I have 64 bits ubuntu 14.04 with all updates. My pc spec is i5 4670k, integrated GPU and 4gb of ...
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Running out of disk space

I have Ubuntu machine, version 14.04 running on AWS (EC2). Yesterday, my disk space run out of space. Running with user root df -h Bring this result: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...
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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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System partition full error but actual usage far from 100% (df -h)

I am setting up a home server with Ubuntu server 14.04. I recently setup nzbget and downloaded a few gigs of data before it complained about low disk space. The system is installed on 60 GB SSD with 3 ...
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Minimum drive size for deja dup

I've been using Ubuntu for quite a while now, but so far I've never really had the need for backup tools like Deja Dup, since I've been using my PC mainly for doing some university work (writing ...
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No more space in File System

These last day i ran out of space on file system, this means, i can't install more updates, packages, and programs. Does someone knows how can i "expand" my space on the File System... 15.6GB are not ...
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Hard Disk Full but Files size is about half the hard disk size

My hard disk appears to be full. I have 239,4 GiB in the hard disk according to Filelight But according to Gparted I only have 24,53 GiB free out of 463,79 (Sorry I can not post images yet) I ...
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Forget to configure a separate partition for /home

I recently installed Ubuntu, manually partitioning the hard disk. I created a 16GB partition for / (root), and a swap partition, with 226GB free that I intended to use for /home, but I forgot to add ...
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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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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 find out which programs are taking up alot of memory?

I've been getting messages that I have exceeded my quota limits. I am new to Linux and am not sure what to do. With windows, I could easily just go to Control panel, add/remove programs, and uninstall ...
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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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Possible problems when 0 bytes remaining

over the past few months I have been getting that "XYZ MB remaining, ... Examine/Ignore" popup screen. Since this is an old ubuntu 10.04 on a small partition, it never troubled me much - after all, ...
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Why does Nautilus show a file and its hard link as bigger than just the file?

When I create a hard link to a 2 KB file (called fun), Nautilus shows this hard link (called fun-hard) as a file with the same size. These two files are pointing to same inode so their combined ...
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“No space left on device” when installing packages, yet I have space left

Whether through update manager, or through terminal, I error out. When I try sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade: Fetched 1,024 kB in 20s (51.0 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done ...
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Is there a way to check which file has been taken biggest space?

On my Ubuntu server the Disk Usage shows that my /dev/xvda1 is used to 100%. What's the best way to find the most space consuming files?
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Disk Increased / Not Increased

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server in a VMWare environment. I may be able to get console access though it is a PITA so I am trying to administer it via SSH only. I just ordered more disk to increase the ...
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How to fix RAID1 array by mdadm with script?

In system works two RAID1-arrays madadm. There is one reserve disk to change faulty disk. I need to write a script which will be monitoring disks and automatically fix degraded array. How do you ...
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disk full — deleting files does not work

My hard disk is so full that I cannot even download a 2 page pdf file from the internet. This is surprising because I don't have very much on this computer (just pdfs from work). More surprising is ...
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Partition space almost empty

I set the partition space for Ubuntu at 15 GB, but after installing programs, it appeared a pop up saying that the space was almost finished. If I go on Disk, I see "Extended Partition Partition 3" as ...
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Need to delete packages from '/boot' directory

I'm very new to Linux so please bear with me. I attempted to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04.02 I received the error: "The following packages have unmet dependencies" I ran apt-get -f install and ...
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problem with disc size

So I typed df -h in terminal and that's what I've got ~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Free %Used Mounted on /dev/sda6 669G 618G 18G 98% / none 4,0K 0 4,0K 0% ...
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How to increase space on cow device in non-persistent Ubuntu live session without reboot?

In the default Ubuntu live session the copy-on-write space is limited to 1 GB (at least on my Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 live system)[1]. If I install program which require more space, the system runs out of ...
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df shows all space taken, but du doesn't add up

I'm having a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This is the second time I've encountered this problem in the last 3 weeks. The first time is described in this closed question on StackOverflow. The TL;DR ...
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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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Gnome do installation and disk space usage

I installed Gnome-Do on Xubuntu and it said 52 MB of disk space will be used up while installation. Later when i removed it (I used purge), only 7 MB was freed. Each time I install some applet, am I ...
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how can i clean up all the extra files on my computer running ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I have a 3 TB internal harddrive and i figured that it would last me a long time. well its filled up and i have no clue how. i do have a couple duplicated movies but only about 40GB in movies all ...
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After deleting a shared folder, Ubuntu doesn't see freed disk space

I'm stuck, after deleting a shared folder (shift+del) I can't get back the disk space previously occupied by the folder (19GB). Full story - I've created a folder for backup and shared it on my local ...
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How do I delete files in /usr? [duplicate]

I have filled my disk but can see games in /usr that I could delete but can't see how to do it. I am not a computer buff and have no idea what a terminal is.
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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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Why doesn't this show the hidden files/folders?

I was looking through my system with du -sch ./* to find the big useless files I may have stockpiled with no reason, when I found this: $ du -sch ./* du: cannot read directory ‘./drbunsen/.gvfs’: ...