root is full

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Wed Feb 18 14:48:25 PST 2004

Will Prater <lists-wp at> writes:

> My root partition is full, but I cannot figure out how it got filled
> so fast the last security check claimed there to be 5% of capacity and
> now its at 108%. Where else can I check to see what is filling the
> root partition?

"du -x /" will tell you what is using space (but note that deleting a
file doesn't help until every process holding the file open also
closes it).

Also see:

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