when I type df -k i get something like
/ ... ... ... 89%
Mine is 82% (of 32MB). If the used %'age is growing, check where
root's home dir is. By default it's /root, try changing it to
/usr/root (and adding a symlink if necessary)
Why do you suggest this? What happens on your machines to take
up space in root's home directory?
It was just a suggestion. If you spend a lot of time logged in as
root (and I know you're going to say that you shouldn't do that,
and I don't) then it is possible to take up a lot of space in root's
I'm not going to say you shouldn't be logged in as root since I
do in fact do that -- I've been continuously logged in as root
on at least five FreeBSD boxes (and some others) all this year.
(Mind you, when the "you" in question is not me, then indeed I
think "you" should not do that.)
The point is, there is no reason for root's home directory to
acquire lots of data just because somebody is logged in as root,
unless they just haven't bothered to set up any real user logins
and that was not suggested in this case.
There are many much more likely scenarios that would explain
running out of space in the / file system than files filling up
root's home directory. The solution is one that is often
mentioned here -- don't split up your system into unnecessary