[oclug] Where did my free space go?
dmo at acm.org
Thu Oct 10 09:58:01 EDT 2002
On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 09:31:54AM -0400, Vytas Janusauskas wrote:
> node04:/dosworld/pent19/e $ tar cvf /dev/nul *
Your problem is that the 'null' device is /dev/null, not /dev/nul. So,
you're creating a tar file named /dev/nul that will eventually fill up your
> After the error I have no free space left on /dev/hda1 partition. Where
> did it go? I was under the impression that output to /dev/nul was just
> discarded. How do I reclaim my drive space? Trying multiple find command
> did not turn up any large file created within the last day. Any idea what
> name tar would have assigned to the output?
Just remove the /dev/nul file you created and you should get your disk space
//\ dmo at acm dot org
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