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Date: 2008sep27
OS: Linux
Language: bash

Q.  My root partition is nearly full how can I tell what's taking up the root?
If I do "du /" I get things that are not in the root partition

A.  I use this small script (called root_du) to filter out directories that
are not in the root partition:

#!/bin/sh DISK=`df / | tail -1 | awk '{print $1}'` for I in /*; do if df $I | grep -q $DISK; then du -sh $I fi done