Disk usage analysis
kline at thought.org
Wed Apr 22 06:30:55 UTC 2009
On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 07:52:38AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 20:08:18 -0700, Christopher Chambers <cchamb0 at interchange.ubc.ca> wrote:
> > Is there an easy way to analyze disk usage to determine which files and
> > folders are taking up the most space?
> See "man du". Just for terminology: In UNIX (so in FreeBSD), there
> are no folders. Folders are made of paper and reside in a cabinet. :-)
> These are called directories.
> You don't call files "sheets of paper" either, do you? :-)
YES!! I'm probably too up-tight about the use of "folder",
but it just seems like waaaaaay too much stupiding-down of the
std Unix terminology. ([I thought I was the only one]. And yes,
there are things of greater gravitas to be ticked off about!)
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