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davec51

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Aug 2009, 09:24    Post_subject:  My Space is Filling Up (Full Install)
Sub_title: Puppy 4.2.1
 

I installed Puppy 4.2.1 on a partition of about 8G. I haven't added much (Firefox, Java). Now I see that about 5G is being used. Where is it, and how can I get rid of what seems like a great deal of superfluous usage? I don't store documents, music, or pictures on that partition.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Aug 2009, 10:02    Post_subject:  

Check places like /root/.mozilla...firefox can fill it up .
Look at /tmp with hidden files showing...these are not cleared at shutdown.
/var/spool/cups....sometimes leaves files in there.
Are you using ext2 or 3....if ext2 run a fsck somehow...might recover space.
Emails.
/dev/stdin stdout stderr...make sure these are not files.
I would recommend gdmap to scan for usage but it's no longer in puppy.
Do a search for large files....see what that brings.

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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Aug 2009, 10:21    Post_subject:  

With a full install I might see 500mb being used, but definitely
not 5 gb.
Run gparted and see what used and unused says.

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davec51

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Aug 2009, 13:35    Post_subject: Good Destinations
Sub_title: I'll search for useless files
 

rjbrewer: I did use gparted to find what space was used and unused.
mikeb: Thanks for the leads.
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davec51

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Aug 2009, 12:22    Post_subject: Space Filling Up -- solved!  

I finally found where the 5G was hiding: /root/.local/share/trash/files. Every .iso I downloaded was in there. It wasn't easy to delete it; the material kept getting dumped into a Trash receptacle that couldn't be deleted. I booted into another version of Puppy (fugal) and then was able to get rid of it. Now I'm the proud possesor of about 8G of free space again. Thanks again to all who offered advice.
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Aug 2009, 15:12    Post_subject:  

Strange; I have 4 different full installs presently, none has
a /root/.local/share/trash/files path.

This tip (courtesy of Pizzasgood) helps save space.

In a full-hd install, /tmp is just a normal directory, and Puppy doesn't bother trying to clear it. So the /tmp/bootcnt.txt file persists between sessions if X is not shut down properly, and prevents it from autostarting.

You should be able to start X by just running startx or xwin. That will reset things and you'll be back to normal.

If you want to prevent it from happening again, you could add a line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local like this:

Code:
rm -f /tmp/bootcnt.txt

Keeping seamonkey cache small helps too.

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davec51

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Aug 2009, 17:19    Post_subject:
Sub_title: Where to find the excess trash
 

rjbrewer: In /root/.local/share/trash I no longer have a "files" file. Apparently it is created when I download files such as .iso's. Anyway, that's where the offending 5G was.
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Sylvander

Joined: 15 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Aug 2009, 04:30    Post_subject:  

I've just finished moving my BoxPup .mozilla folder [conventional install on an internal ext2 Linux partition] to an automagically mounted storage location [spare ext3 Linux partition on the internal HDD].

See the details that I recorded here on my Puppy Linux thread at the PC-Guide forums.

Give it a try; it worked 1st time for me. Very Happy

Produced a significant increase in the free space on the BoxPup partition.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Fri 28 Aug 2009, 07:28    Post_subject:  

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I finally found where the 5G was hiding: /root/.local/share/trash/files. Every .iso I downloaded was in there. It wasn't easy to delete it; the material kept getting dumped into a Trash receptacle that couldn't be deleted.


That sounds like a bug to me......I wonder if any puppy developer would be interested in such information

mike
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Fri 28 Aug 2009, 09:25    Post_subject:  

There is no path to trash that starts with /root/.local/share.
/root/.Trash.....yes
/usr/local/apps/Trash....yes

What's going on here?

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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Aug 2009, 11:10    Post_subject:  

1. "There is no path to trash that starts with /root/.local/share"
(a) There IS on my BoxPup folder/file system.
See screenshot below.

What are these things? Confused
Can I safely delete the contents of that trash folder?
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Fri 28 Aug 2009, 12:13    Post_subject:  

Nowhere in the thread did davec51 mention boxpup!
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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Aug 2009, 15:05    Post_subject:  

Hmmm, I don't understand why that would make a difference...

But I do notice that if I boot into Puppy Linux version 4.2.1-rc3...
There is indeed no "trash" folder under /root/.local/share.

Still none the wiser! Confused
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Fri 28 Aug 2009, 15:28    Post_subject:  

1. It gives the impression that 4.2.1 has a bug, when the
problem is in the puplet.

2. It's a real pain trying to diagnose a problem when your not
even disussing the same version.

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Rope

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Jul 2013, 20:35    Post_subject:  

Sorry if it wrong to revive an old thread, but I wanted to report I have the same problem with files under /root/.local/share/Trash/ and I am using Slacko 5.5

The trash bin looks empty but there are files in /root/.local/share/Trash/ like files from a copy that I cancelled and other.

I will delete them. I hope it is ok.

Any way to prevent remaining trash files?

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