Unix Tip #4545- August 21, 2013


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FIND THE HOG


Hot Tip for Space Cops: (aren't we all?)

If your users keep using up all the space in your home directory,
here is a way to apprehend the top offenders.

cd /home
du -ks *|sort -nr|pg

(Note: The "k" option may not be necessary in non-posix systems.)
This string will show you all the directory sizes in order,
largest first. Now if you are going to do a little cleanup yourself,
in one of those directories run:

ls -ls|sort -nr|pg

This will list files by size largest first. That way when you do your compress,
move, or remove, you may actually reclaim a significant amount of space.

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LAST 5 TIPS
4544 - KEEP THE USERS OFF WITH NOLOGIN
4543 - KILL A USER, IN THE UNIX SENSE
4542 - JUST THE DIRECTORIES
4541 - LOCK THAT FILE DOWN
4540 - UMOUNT BUSY DEVICES


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