[nmglug] usb drive

BrianO'Keefe okeefe at cybermesa.com
Wed Aug 16 12:48:47 PDT 2006

Ed Brown wrote:
> BrianO'Keefe wrote:
>>> brianokeefe at ubuntu:/media$ ls -l
>>> total 744916
>>> lrwxr-xr-x  1 root        root                6 2005-08-25 12:05 
>>> cdrom -> cdrom0drwxr-xr-x  2 root        root             4096 
>>> 2005-08-25 12:05 cdrom0
>>> -rw-r--r--  1 root        root        762030080 2006-08-15 12:59 
>>> For_linux
>>> drwxrwxrwx 15 brianokeefe brianokeefe      4096 2006-08-15 13:09 
>>> For_Linux
>>> drwxr-xr-x  2 root        root             4096 2006-08-13 20:58 sda9
> On first looking at For_linux, I thought it was 7GB, but guess that's 
> only 3/4GB, + or -.  So it may not account for your missing space...
> Here's one more command that can be useful in seeing where disk space 
> has gone.  It's du, but only showing one directory level at a time, so 
> you can often see at a glance what subdirectory tree to follow to find 
> the hogs:
> du -h --max-depth=1
> So try this in /media first, then maybe For_Linux, etc.  By the way, 
> besides showing subdirectory totals, the final total indicated by this 
> command includes the files in the current directory.
> -Ed
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Right. somehow a video file got chunked in there with that name. Don't 
ask me how. Here's what I get from the commands (so helpful!). As you'll 
see, /media/For_Linux has 11GB used according to the du command but 25GB 
according to the df command.

brianokeefe at ubuntu:~$ sudo du -h --max-depth=1 /media
4.0K    /media/cdrom0
4.0K    /media/sda9
22G     /media/Tarman
6.4G    /media/Misc
11G     /media/For_Linux
39G     /media

brianokeefe at ubuntu:~$ sudo du -h --max-depth=1 /media/For_Linux
4.0K    /media/For_Linux/MoviesToDo
12K     /media/For_Linux/.Trashes
3.0G    /media/For_Linux/DVD
4.0K    /media/For_Linux/.Trash-root
3.1G    /media/For_Linux/Nausicaa
4.0K    /media/For_Linux/.Trash-1000
268M    /media/For_Linux/Pictures
1012M   /media/For_Linux/AudioBooks
4.0K    /media/For_Linux/.Trash-brianokeefe
228M    /media/For_Linux/8-06SanDiegoTrip
4.0K    /media/For_Linux/ToVidMovies
11G     /media/For_Linux
brianokeefe at ubuntu:~$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda8              15G   11G  3.7G  75% /
varrun                378M  136K  378M   1% /var/run
varlock               378M  4.0K  378M   1% /var/lock
udev                  378M  212K  378M   1% /dev
devshm                378M     0  378M   0% /dev/shm
lrm                   378M  480K  378M   1% 
/dev/sda9              31G   25G  4.4G  85% /media/For_Linux
/dev/sda11             68G   23G   46G  33% /media/Tarman
/dev/sda13             51G  6.5G   45G  13% /media/Misc
brianokeefe at ubuntu:~$

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