[Techtalk] Need tool to find where 400 mb of stuff is hidden

Laurel Fan laurel.fan at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 12:14:47 EST 2006

On 2/3/06, Lucky Lady <needlesschatter at yahoo.com> 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.

It sounds like 'du' might be what you're looking for:
/var% sudo du -sh *
12K     account
459M    cache
16K     crash
28K     db
16K     empty
12K     gdm
7.1G    lib

Laurel Fan

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