Re: On my MacBook one gets:
Try adding sudo to the start of the command, before the du. You should be prompted for your password at that point.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin, 1759 Historical Review of Pennsylvania
Indeed, sudo does it.
$ sudo du / | sort -n | tail -10
Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law. -- Sophocles (496? - 406 BCE)
wonder what that private/var/vm does?
I assumed it was from the vmware I wasnt using and removed it
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I GUESS it was ok
The "vm" scares me - it make me thing of virutal memory, but the private should make it safe.
In the future, wander into the dir and use strings against the files to look in them to see if you recongnize anything.