[nmglug] new laptop

Ted Pomeroy ted.pome at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 17:52:59 PDT 2019

Brian. Good. Look at 'du' and pipe it to sort or use the appropriate
argument from du itself. Just a way to start.  I've used 'du' and gotten a
list of files by size, but it has been a while. Ted P.

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019, 6:27 PM Brian O'Keefe <okeefe at cybermesa.com> wrote:

> Howdy all,
> I bought a on-sale laptop. It's an: ASUS VivoBook 15.6" FHD Laptop,
> Quad-Core Ryzen 5 2500U Processor (up to 3.6 GHz) with Radeon Vega 8
> Graphics, 8 GB DDR4, 256 GB M.2 SSD, 802.11ac Wi-Fi - F505ZA-DH51. It's a
> race car for me at least. I downloaded Ubunu 19.04 and made a bootable USB
> drive and installed. Boy is it good looking! I can't wait to get all of my
> data migrated but I am. As you see the SSD is not so large as the 1TB I
> have on my old ACER. I thought that I was using about 45% disk space and
> was not, of course, worried because the drive is so large capacity. I never
> finished migrating all of my data from my previous and hosed 500GBSSD that
> Mark helped, or actually did, save so I have some scattered data on the
> ACER and on the 500SSD. In prepping to start moving stuff around I used the
> GUI Disk Analyzer and very much to my surprise I found files of up to
> 49GB!! I have 5 or 6 WINE programs I run and that shows up as a 39GB
> folder. Now that makes no sense at all, as is the case with several other
> folders. I have a folder for my activism stuff and that's 29GB which is
> outlandishly wrong. So the Disk analyzer is wrong or somehow these folders
> have been growing on their own, bloating like a president's ego. My Q is,
> what console tool would give me the disk usage in a tree-like format (I
> know not like a GUI but a list from highest to lowest size of folders). Is
> this possible?
> It appears that if the GUI Disk Analyzer is correct then I can lose a few
> items, like the wine programs, VMs and other unnecessaries and have plenty
> of space on the new drive. I had planned to use the 1TB drive as a storage
> device for my 10,000+ photos, etc. This would work but I don't trust the
> GUI and don't want to start some weird event and lose data nor do I want to
> transfer mostly useless data that is actually  a couple Gigs and not the
> tens of GB I am seeing.
> I'll check out the forums for a console command but i thought I'd go to
> the best first.
> Cheers
> Brian
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