[CentOS] What is writing to my filesystem

Tony Mountifield tony at softins.clara.co.uk
Fri Apr 10 14:46:32 UTC 2009

In article <49DE80CC.4040004 at gmail.com>,
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> JCARRIZOSA at Crutchfield.com wrote:
> > I have a CentOS 5.2 box that every few months runs out of drivespace on
> > its root filesystem. Last time I manually searched and deleted some big
> > files, but don't remember what they were or what wrote to them. The
> > applications I'm aware of on the box don't write to /. 
> > 
> > Is there a way to find the files that get written to the most, or grow
> > the most over time? Doing a df gives me a snapshot, but it seems clunky
> > to keep track of the diff on that output over time. I can then see what
> > processes write to them. Any other ideas on how to investigate this are
> > welcome.
> find / -mount -ctime -1  #files that changed today

ITYM -mtime


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