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Date:      Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:37:55 -0600
From:      Paul Schmehl <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Files in /
Message-ID:  <66B63BE11669F00AA754FE87@Pauls-MacBook-Pro.local>

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When I use df -h, I get this:

/dev/da0s1a    989M    627M    283M    69%    /

When I use du -h /root, I get this:

# du -h /root
4.0K	/root/.ssh
2.0K	/root/.subversion/auth/svn.simple
2.0K	/root/.subversion/auth/svn.username
2.0K	/root/.subversion/auth/svn.ssl.server
2.0K	/root/.subversion/auth/svn.ssl.client-passphrase
 10K	/root/.subversion/auth
 34K	/root/.subversion
4.0K	/root/.links
 72K	/root/.fop
2.0K	/root/jwplayer
 10K	/root/.linkchecker
 48K	/root/.java/fonts/1.7.0_80
 48K	/root/.java/fonts/1.7.0_95
 48K	/root/.java/fonts/1.7.0_111
 48K	/root/.java/fonts/1.7.0_141
 94K	/root/.java/fonts/1.7.0_151
288K	/root/.java/fonts
290K	/root/.java
1.0M	/root

When I use ls -lsah /root, I get a completely different list of files.

But neither of these utilities show 627M used in root. Why can't I see 
what's using all this space in root? Am I using the wrong utilities to view 
the files? Is it something else?

Paul Schmehl, Retired
"It is as useless to argue with those who have
renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson
"There are some ideas so wrong that only a very
intelligent person could believe in them." George Orwell

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