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Date:      Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:25:23 -0600
From:      Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists@tx.rr.com>
To:        Michael Schuster <michaelsprivate@gmail.com>
Cc:        freeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Files in /
Message-ID:  <FC672515FD75505BC3980937@Pauls-MacBook-Pro.local>
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--On December 4, 2018 at 9:43:06 AM +0100 Michael Schuster=20
<michaelsprivate@gmail.com> wrote:

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> Paul,
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> first, you show 'df' output of "/", whereas later on you only work with
> "/root" - there's probably other stuff in "/" that's not in "/root" -
> /etc comes to mind, /sbin ...=C2=A0
>

That's helpful. When I run ls on / I get this:

 ls / .cshrc	 COPYRIGHT cdrom dist home media rescue sys	 var .profile bin=20
compat entropy lib mnt root tmp .snap boot dev etc libexec proc sbin usr

Since I have separate partitions for /var, /tmp, and /usr, that would mean=20
everything not included under those would be part of the / partition?

I'm not sure I understand entropy. Using file, I can see that /home and=20
/compat are symlinks, but what is entropy? File says it's data.

If I use find to get the directories directly under root, it returns this:

# find / -type d -maxdepth 1
/
/.snap
/dev
/tmp
/usr
/var
/etc
/cdrom
/dist
/bin
/boot
/lib
/libexec
/media
/mnt
/proc
/rescue
/root
/sbin

So, I can eliminate /tmp, /usr, and /var, and the rest is in the root=20
partition, correct?

It seems the most disk consumption is in /boot/

# du -h /boot/
 28K	/boot/defaults
2.0K	/boot/firmware
497M	/boot/kernel
2.0K	/boot/modules
2.0K	/boot/zfs
2.0K	/boot/dtb
 91M	/boot/kernel.old
591M	/boot/

I can remove /boot/kernel.old, right? (I'm not sure I will. Just asking.)

Paul Schmehl, Retired
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