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November 16, 2004

Rogue Volumes

Jeremy saves the day. I had an alien core meltdown volume malfunction and he reminded me what to do last time. When a CD burn fails, sometimes a rogue volume gets created that grows and eats all space and time (i.e. harddrive). You have to find it and kill it before it eats tokyo, and he reminded me of the magic command: du -k | sort -n | tail -150 > /tmp/top50 which lists the 50 biggest files/directories on your harddrive (well you have to go in and look at /tmp/top50). Then you can nuke the bugger with sudo \rm -R /Volumes/[name of offending directory]

Destroy all hardrive monsters!

Posted by jason at November 16, 2004 06:28 PM