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To Find UNLINKED files

To Find UNLINKED files

(Files that was removed but still holds space on filesystem)

A while back i had the problem with a core file was deleted but the space on the OS was not released, I followed the following to procedure to clear the error

Following command find the UNLINKED files

find /proc -links 0 -type f -size +XXXXc -ls > /tmp/list.txt


Edit the /tmp/list.txt file which will give you the list of files that are UNLINKED as seen below


If the process does not exists you can delete the file


Best Regards


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