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    Full disk...

    Hi all,

    My ubuntu partition is crammed with I don't know what really because I store all my music, pics and videos on another partition. I don't believe I have so many apps installed as to take the whole 8Gb of it.

    Is there some command or app that I can run so it tell me which is the biggest folder on my system?

    I have cleaned up from everything non-software and I don't know what is taking so much space. But everyday I have less and less free space.

    Thank you

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    Re: Full disk...

    I have the same problem.

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    Re: Full disk...

    Quote Originally Posted by maghoxfr View Post
    Hi all,
    ...
    Is there some command or app that I can run so it tell me which is the biggest folder on my system?

    I have cleaned up from everything non-software and I don't know what is taking so much space. But everyday I have less and less free space.

    Thank you
    My preferred way would be using find for biggest files:

    Code:
    sudo find /home -type f -ls | sort -nr -k7 | head
    To get a mixed output files+directories you can use du:

    Code:
    sudo du -ab /home | sort -nr -k1 | head
    Adjust /home directory to your needs, and head options to see more than 10 lines.

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    Re: Full disk...

    In my case, the top three were from Tracker. The fourth was from when my brother tried to batch-process some pdfs and crashed the computer. Deleting Tracker...

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    Re: Full disk...

    HOWTO: Recover Lost Disk Space - drs305
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1122670
    HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=140920
    Caution deborphan will delete anything you manually installed. See comment:
    Better to use Synaptic to select the ones you no longer want. Also you get notified about dependencies to be removed and can reconsider, if need be.

    HouseKeeping:
    sudo apt-get update #resync package index
    sudo apt-get upgrade #newest versions of all packages, update must be run first
    sudo apt-get autoremove #removes depenancies no longer needed
    # removes .deb
    sudo apt-get autoclean # only removes files that cannot be downloaded anymore (obsolete)
    Sometimes this does more?
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade #updates dependancies

    #check for large files:
    sudo du -h --max-depth=1 / | grep '[0-9]G\>' # folders larger than 1GB
    sudo find / -name '*' -size +1G # files larger than 1GB
    dpkg-query -Wf '${Installed-Size}\t${Package}\n' | sort -n

    gksudo nautilus /root/.local/share/Trash/files # Be sure to enable viewing of hidden files.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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