Files in /
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Tue Dec 4 20:13:17 UTC 2018
On Tue, Dec 04, 2018 at 08:40:18AM -0500, Robert Huff wrote:
> And - if you're trying to track down what's gobbling disk space -
> try this, aimed at the suspect directory:
> du -k | sort -n -r | head -n 25
I'm using a variation of that
du -axk / | sort -rn
Which I usually redirect to a file, so I don't need to run the same
command again and again.
But I digress, the command will list every directory and file within
the / filesystem, Each directory will contain sum of the files within,
# du -axk / | sort -rn | head -2
# df -k /
Filesystem 1024-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
tank/root 180339052 1860536 178478516 1% /
So df show usage of 1 860 536 KiB and df shows 1 860 504 KiB, difference
of 32 KiB, the numbers will not match exactly. In this case there is a
0.000018% difference between disk usage shown by df and du.
Second largest directory is /boot, sum of the file sizes within /boot
directory is 1 761 543 KiB.
The "du -axk" keeps du within one filesystem, so it will not wander to
other filesystems like /proc, possibly /var, if it is a separate
The "sort -rn" sorts the lines, using the first column, sort order is
largest to smallest number.
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