Swarthmore College Department of Computer Science

disk space

If you're over your quota, try running the dsu command to see your largest files and directories.

$ dsu
*** Total space used in /home/user: 
22M     /home/user
*** Top 5 largest directories in /home/user: 
4.1M    /home/user/.thunderbird
3.8M    /home/user/.mozilla
2.7M    /home/user/inclass
2.1M    /home/user/.java
1.5M    /home/user/examples
*** Top 5 largest files in /home/user: 
2.3M    .thunderbird/a7td00o6.default/XUL.mfasl
2.0M    .mozilla/firefox/L6yiVC.default/XPC.mfasl
1.1M    .thunderbird/a7td00o6.default/XPC.mfasl
588K    .Mathematica/Paclets/pacletSiteData
540K    .gstreamer-0.10/registry.i486.xml

Student accounts have a disk quota based on the classes they have taken (e.g., if you take graphics, your disk quota goes up). To see your current quota, run the quota command. We have a three-tiered quota system as follows:

Tier I    (40MB): CS 21, 22, 23, 25, 37, 41, 46
Tier II   (70MB): CS 35, 43, 44, 45, 63, 75, 85, 91, 93
Tier III (100MB): CS 27, 40, 65, 67, 81, 97

If you need temporary storage space, please make use of the /scratch and /local directories.

If you've cleaned up your files and still need more disk space in your home directory, send an email to local-staff and we'll raise your quota.

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