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    /home directory 100% full although total files doesn't even come close


    I'm new to Linux and just recently converted my laptop in order to force myself to learn Linux.

    After just a few weeks, I'm getting a warning telling my my home volume usage is at 100%. I have a home volume of 228G, and by my count, the amount of data stored in the home volume only adds up to about 15G.

    Is there something hidden using up the rest of the space? How do I go about freeing up space, when I'm barely using any of it?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Inode usage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roblax View Post
    Inode usage?
    I don't think so. I just ran "df -i" and it shows IUse% at 1%.

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    Post the output of
    fdisk -l
    df -h


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Post the output of
    fdisk -l
    df -h
    Found the problem. There was an .xsession-errors.old file that was over 200GB. I have no clue why or how that happened. I'm new to Linux, so I don't even know what the file is for other than it's related to errors.

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    Awesome.
    If you do a file command on the file it'll show:
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    file/home/miketbob/.xsession-errors 
    /home/miketbob/.xsession-errors: UTF-8 Unicode text, with very long lines

    I think you're right, just an old useless crash log. Should be safe to delete. Feel free to mark this thread as solved from the "Thread tools" link at the top of the thread.
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