How to Free Up Disk Space on Debian Buster Guide

January 10, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Freeing up

  1. 3. Scanning Disk

    NCurses Disk Usage Collection

    ncdu /

    Best to disconnect the unworthy Disks before Collection…
    You can also specify another Target start Directory like for instance the “home” directory.

    Fedora Buster Garbage Collection - Running ncdu

  2. 4. Looking up Disk

    After Navigate/Drill into Directories to Find Trashes.

    • Move Up-Down by Arrow Key

    • Drill Up-Down by Enter Key (To Drill Up select the Top “../” Choice)

    Take Note of the Garbages Directories Locations…

    Fedora Buster Garbage Collection - ncdu Results

    Instructions on Cleaning Up Space.

    • Be Sure that the Target is truly Garbage.
    • Triple-Check your Command before Execution! (You’ll not be able to Revert the command.)
  3. 5. Freeing up Space

    Now to Free up Space on Debian
    To remove Directories use:

    sudo rm -rf /[path/2]/myGarbageDir/

    Instead, for Files:

    sudo rm /[path/2]/myGarbageFile


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