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One nice Gnome application is baobab sudo apt-get install baobab apt-cache show baobab Description-en: GNOME disk usage analyzer Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical, menu-driven application to analyse disk usage in a GNOME environment. It can easily scan either the whole filesystem tree, or a specific user-requested directory branch (local or remote). ...


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ncdu If you use the command line, you could use ncdu. It uses a command-line GUI (ncurses). Installation sudo apt-get install ncdu Description From its webpage: [...] ncdu: A disk usage analyzer with an ncurses interface, aimed to be run on a remote server where you don't have an entire gaphical setup, but have to do with a simple SSH ...


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Another very useful app for this is: JDiskReport Is very similar to windows SpaceSniffer and has very useful IU. You need java to use it An image to see how it works: Hope it helps !


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Use the ducks: du -cks *|sort -rn|head -n11 This will list the top ten subdirectories and files in the current path and the space they are using, and a total. If you change the -cks to -cms it reports in MB's instead of KB's, which is probably more useful these days. You can add x to the options on du to prevent it going into other file systems, if ...


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Try this: find . -iname '*.psd' -print0 | du -ch --files0-from=- find . -iname '*.psd' finds all files that end with an extension of psd -print0 prints the file names followed by a null character instead of a newline | du -ch --files0-from=- takes the file names from find and computes the disk usage. The options tell du to: compute the disk usage of ...


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This is a new answer to an old question, but an easy way to clean this thing (and more) is to install Ubuntu Tweak. To install it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak then you can run Ubuntu Tweak, Going to the "janitor" tab, and from here it's a matter of three clicks: It is better to leave ...


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As of vivid, the Ubuntu Core image is a debootstrap minbase image and some very light postprocessing. Source: I've compared both.


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BleachBit 1.2 fixes several problems with wiping free disk space including a way to prevent this, so I assume you are using an older version. Now that you have this problem you just have to let rm -rf run. Linux file systems can take a very long time to delete many files, even if they are empty. It may look like nothing is happening for a while, but you ...


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Not sure if you are deleting large files, but one immediate troubleshoot would be to check your trash. Ubuntu counts the trash against the disk space, i.e. it does not auto-clear but requires you to explicitly empty it before the space taken up by deleted files is made available for use.



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