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Re: Filling up linux partition



On Tuesday 31 May 2005 14:50, Paul Howarth wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 22:34 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I see that I have about 2 gigs of my 10 gig partition left. I went
> > hunting for bloat and fund that /var is almost 2 gigs and /usr is
> > almost 4! Does this sound reasonable for a desktop installation? I
> > also found that /selinux 0 bytes big despite the fact that it does
> > contain files and folders. And there is a /srv directory that is
> > empty, along with /proc that is about 500 megs. What are /src and
> > /proc? Should /usr and /var be so big?
>
> /proc (probably /selinux too) is a virtual filesystem and takes no
> space.
>
> /var may be full of update packages if you use yum and don't
> periodically do a "yum clean packages", or if you use up2date and don't
> clear out the up2date cache directory from time to time.
>
> I've no idea what /src is; I don't have one on any system here.

 /srv (not /src - that was a typo)  contains site-specific data which is 
served by this system.  For more info see:
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesystem-Hierarchy/html/srv.html
/srv does exist on FC4

-- 
Paul Almquist
paul almquist name
Eau Claire, WI  USA


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