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removing files leaves less free space?
- From: Will Parsons <varro at nodomain dot invalid>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:15:50 +0000 (UTC)
- Subject: removing files leaves less free space?
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- Reply-to: gyliamos at gmail dot com
Some time ago (for reasons I cannot remember) I decided to make a
clean reinstallation of Cygwin, so as a safety measure I renamed the
old installation to cygwin.old. After finally deciding I didn't need
cygwin.old any more, I deleted it with:
rm -Rf cygwin.old
The command took much longer to complete than I expected, but what's
more surprising is that there is less available space (5Gb as
indicated by df) after performing the deletion than before. Does
anyone have an idea on why?
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