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    Free disk space in '/' getting smaller and smaller.( I have a separate disk and partition for /home ). after update with zypp or security my / partition has less and less space. I have emptied the root trash bin to no use.Anyone an idea where the space goes?

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    Default Re: Free disk space in '/' getting smaller and smaller

    probably log files or something similar. there are some small utilities out there which help you monitoring your disk space. try KDirStat or Beobab

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    Default Re: Free disk space in '/' getting smaller and smaller

    ok. good suggestion.Ifound a Zypper back up with 8 Gb in /var/temp

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    Default Re: Free disk space in '/' getting smaller and smaller

    Quote Originally Posted by jcaser1948 View Post
    Free disk space in '/' getting smaller and smaller.( I have a separate disk and partition for /home ). after update with zypp or security my / partition has less and less space. I have emptied the root trash bin to no use.Anyone an idea where the space goes?
    Which openSUSE version? Successive kernel updates can also consume a lot of space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcaser1948 View Post
    ok. good suggestion. Ifound a Zypper back up with 8 Gb in /var/temp
    Ah .... 8 GB. ... ok ... thats a LOT of space

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphex-matze View Post
    probably log files or something similar. there are some small utilities out there which help you monitoring your disk space. try KDirStat or Beobab
    Or just use df -h and du -h

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    Default Re: Free disk space in '/' getting smaller and smaller

    Unfortunately, openSUSE do not automatically clean temp files. That can be easily fixed, though.
    (NOTE: keep in mind I'm translating from Spanish...)
    In yast, go to System -> /etc/sysconfig/ files editor. Look on the left column and open System and then click the plus sign in Cron. Change:
    MAX_DAYS_IN_TEMP from 0 to 1
    MAX_DAYS_IN_LONG_TMP from 0 to 1
    CLEAR_TMP_DIRS_AT_BOOTUP from "no" to "yes" (without quotes!!)
    Accept the changes and click on end. Now, restart your computer. From now on, the /tmp directory will be cleaned on each restart.
    (I learned this from the Spanish openSUSE forum: Thanks DiabloRojo!)

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