[Techtalk] Need tool to find where 400 mb of stuff is hidden
katie at hoteldetective.org
Sat Feb 4 11:47:04 EST 2006
On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 04:22:02PM -0800, Lucky Lady wrote:
> I need to find out which of my many sub directories in
> /var contain over 400 mb of stuff. I want a tool that
> will automatically tell me the space used in each sub
> directory in /var.
The 'du' disk usage command fits the bill:
# du /var
Or, to order the subdirectories by size:
# du /var | sort -n
You'll probably want to refer to the 'du' man page for information
on what units of disk space it's reporting.
Katie Bechtold http://hoteldetective.org/
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