var used space is not right
cswiger at mac.com
Sat May 24 09:17:17 PDT 2003
David Loszewski wrote:
> I have a troubling problem that I can't seem to figure out. For the
> past week my /var has been keep filling up on me, mostly because I
> have a 500MB /var partition and it says that 452MB of it is used but
> only 772K is available.
You probably tried to delete files which are still held open by a
running process: the system can't reuse that space until the process
exits. Try rebooting and see whether that frees up the space.
If so, next time use "cat /dev/null >! logfile" or whatever...
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