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Updated: 2014-05-12T00:39:47.890-04:00

 




2008-03-05T12:50:00.000-05:00

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First thing I always do is "sudo apt-get clean" to...

2008-03-05T12:16:00.000-05:00

First thing I always do is "sudo apt-get clean" to dump all the .debs that have been downloaded and are no longer needed since they're already installed.



Use the '-n' option to vim (and use 'view' instead...

2008-03-05T09:35:00.000-05:00

Use the '-n' option to vim (and use 'view' instead to run vim in read-only mode). Then it won't need to make a "swap" file and prepare memory for tracking changes that you make. This makes it fast enough to open large log files like that.



du -axc / | sort -n | tail -n 100will show you the...

2008-03-05T09:31:00.000-05:00

du -axc / | sort -n | tail -n 100

will show you the largest files and directories on the / partition.



Er, why use an editor to view a log file?Try one o...

2008-03-05T05:28:00.000-05:00

Er, why use an editor to view a log file?

Try one of these:

less logfile
more logfile
tail -f logfile



Re: "or if you use KDE"On Kubuntu/KDE 3.5 (I don't...

2008-03-05T01:07:00.000-05:00

Re: "or if you use KDE"
On Kubuntu/KDE 3.5 (I don't think this is included in default KDE/konqueror, but I'm pretty sure it's available by default on Kubuntu) you can open up a folder in konqueror, and go to file size view to get a graphical representation of what's taking up how much space.