[K12OSN] OT: user's disk usage and inodes

Robert Arkiletian robark at telus.net
Sat Jan 29 01:43:05 UTC 2005

aust_txv at ACCESS-K12.org wrote:

> OT:
> I have a student user who seems to be taking 2.8 gig of storage space 
> on a samba linux file server.  I got this info from a program called 
> 'xdiskusage' which scans a partition like /home and gives a list by 
> directory and descending order of use.  This student user is taking 
> 2.8 gig.  And directly under his /home/username folder is another 
> entry in the list (xdiskusage) "2.8 gig inodes."  If you look at his 
> home directoy he only has about 100mb in files ?  Where the heck is 
> 2.8 gig coming from ? Will a boot in single mode and e2fsck free the 
> inodes ?
> The 2.8 gig will also be reported from a windows98 box by right 
> clicking the folder and properties.
> Thank you,
> Tom Ventresco


#du -s /home/* | sort -n | less

and once you find the bad student

#ls -asRS /home/badstudent |less

you should easily find the offending files


Robert Arkiletian
C++ GUI tutorial http://fltk.org/links.php?V219

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