Reducing disk space use in Pine
The following instructions are written to help individuals who work with Pine email use the program to reduce the disk space used by their email messages.
- To check how much disk space your account is using overall, log in to your UDelNet account the way you normally do using the Secure Shell (SSH) application.
(If you do not have a copy of this program on your computer, you can download a free copy for a Windows computer. For a Macintosh computer, you can use the "Terminal" program located in the Applications folder > Utilities folder > Terminal of your Macinsoh computer.)
- To check where in your account the most disk space is being used within your email folders, at the copland.udel.edu (%) prompt, type
du -ak | sort -n
The | character is usually located on the key above the ENTER key.
- Press ENTER. You will see a list that looks similar to the following:
copland% du -ak | sort -n
2 ./.cshrc 5 ./mail/work
- The number in the left-most column indicates the size (amount of disk space used) of the file or folder. The files or folders at the bottom of the list are the largest.
- The name of the file or folder appears on the right. Write down the names of the last 4 or 5 folders.
- The last number (preceding the ./) is the total amount of disk space being used.
- Files that appear in the mail subdirectory (e.g., ./mail/class1) are folders you created within your email program.