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The simplest way is to open the System Monitor by clicking the dash icon (top left) and entering System Monitor as the search. When it opens, click the File Systems tab and it will show you where everything is placed. /dev stands for device. HDDs will normally be named SDA, SDB, SDC, etc. The above shows 3 HDDs and 1 DVD rom. My linux installation is ...
gnome-search-tool is what I use. Very simple. It has the "Size is at least" filter where you can specify minimum file size. See screen print for searching my ISOs folder with a minimum size of 10,000,000 KB in size.
In the shell tools we have find: find / -size +1M For files over 1 megabyte. And in the GUI's we have the Disk Usage Analitizer (baobab): sudo apt-get install baobab baobad There is a bunch more on this question of SuperUser, but for all ends and propose baobad is enough.
The output of btrfs subvolume list / shows multiple subvolume snapshots (apparently created by an apt trigger for backup). Those can claim a lot of disk space, if many file blocks have been changed since the creation of the snapshot, and they don't show up in the directory listings (and therefore don't contribute to the disk usage of the listed files). You ...
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1122670 This is a very large topic, so go to section #5, where it says: While DUA provides valuable information, it often brings up questions about its use. Here are some things to keep in mind: Once a scan is complete, the top entry, whether it is the system or a single folder, will always show 100%. ...
Excerpt of du --help: -h, --human-readable print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G) -S, --separate-dirs do not include size of subdirectories -s, --summarize display only a total for each argument Running: du -Shs /path/to/dir should give you what you want.
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