What spins are most minimal?

suvayu ali fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 18:29:00 UTC 2011


On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Beartooth <beartooth at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 09 Oct 2011 18:53:12 +0200, suvayu ali wrote:
>> du -hs /*
>        That gives me six-digit numbers in /home, /lib, and /var, but a
> seven-digit number in /usr.

What do you mean by 6 and 7 digit numbers? It should return disk usage
in human readable numbers (as in 10M for 10 Megabytes, 2G for 2
Gigabytes and so on). To drill down a specific directory just change
the /* to something like /usr/* or of course you can always use gui
apps like baobab. :-p

>        Baobab tells me I'm using 3.2 GB of 3.7, with 1.9 GB or 69.2% in /
> usr. 53.4% (1.0 GB) is in /usr/share, and 28%(280.8 MB) in /usr/share/
> locale,with 32.2% (334.1 MB) in /usr/share/icons
>        So those last two look like candidates for decimation to me ...

Yes multi-language support is often the biggest disk hog. Removing
multiple language support for large applications like LibreOffice
could be something you might want to try.



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