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Save file clarification
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rmcellig

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jul 2012, 16:51    Post subject:  Save file clarification  

My save file is always running low (red instead of green). I can't figure out why. My understanding is that the save file saves only what is in my root directory? As far as I know, my root directory has hardly anything in it. I make a point of saving to mnt/home instead or to an another partition or drive on my computer.
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duke93535


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jul 2012, 17:26    Post subject:  

Any thing you change or add is saved to the save-file. Not just your /root. Of course you can symbolic link to other accessible locations. The only thing then being saved is the link.

Look at your /initrd/pup_rw to see what is in the save-file.
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rmcellig

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jul 2012, 17:29    Post subject:  

Thanks I will take a look. I always wanted to know what exactly is going into my save file. Thanks again!!
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mcewanw

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jul 2012, 18:04    Post subject: Re: Save file clarification  

rmcellig wrote:
My save file is always running low (red instead of green). I can't figure out why. My understanding is that the save file saves only what is in my root directory? As far as I know, my root directory has hardly anything in it. I make a point of saving to mnt/home instead or to an another partition or drive on my computer.


Stuff you put into /mnt/home shouldn't be eating into your save file nor should anything you put into another partition so I'm not sure what the problem might be. Are you sure it really is another partition or /mnt/home that you are saving most stuff to?

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rmcellig

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jul 2012, 18:45    Post subject:  

My save file indicator is now green. Here are the contents of my save file.
save.png
 Description   
 Filesize   70.08 KB
 Viewed   888 Time(s)

save.png

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sfeeley

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jul 2012, 14:12    Post subject:  

I find that the cache of my browser tends to fill things up. You can purge the browser cache, and reduce its size
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rmcellig

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jul 2012, 14:59    Post subject:  

Thanks. I totally forgot about my browser cache.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jul 2012, 16:50    Post subject:  

If you're using SeaMonkey, you can tell SeaMonkey to put its cache in /tmp so that the cache is not saved. In SeaMonkey, go to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Cache, click the Choose folder button and navigate to /tmp
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rmcellig

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jul 2012, 17:10    Post subject:  

Thanks! So just to be clear, aside from not saving anything in my root directory, is there anything else I need to consider in order that my bars are always a solid green?

One more thing. When I am in puppy, is there a way to tell which save file I am saving too?
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jul 2012, 18:12    Post subject:  

rmcellig wrote:
Thanks! So just to be clear, aside from not saving anything in my root directory, is there anything else I need to consider in order that my bars are always a solid green?

One more thing. When I am in puppy, is there a way to tell which save file I am saving too?


You can resize the save file :resizepfile.sh should be launched somewhere in the Menu .

To check which save-file is used you can use the terminal commands
Code:
df
mount
cat /etc/rc.d/BOOTCONFIG


Puppy frugally installed on flash and on normal HDD treat /initrd/pup_rw directory differently .

While on flash pup_rw is tmpfs and gets buffered with the minutes you can choose in the eventmanager GUI (default 30 i think).
where on HDD pup_rw is a normal layer in the aufs .
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rmcellig

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jul 2012, 20:43    Post subject:  

Thanks again for the explanation.
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Barkin


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jul 2012, 21:03    Post subject:  

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=605794#605794

BTW If you are using FireFox, as default it will incrementally download a store of forbidden URLs, ("urlclassifier3.sqlite"), which is about 35Mb, or more
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darkcity


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jul 2012, 21:37    Post subject:  

more savefile fun here-
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/SaveFile

also I've add resize page, using much of the info here - thank s everyone

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/ResizeSaveFile

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jpeps

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jul 2012, 22:12    Post subject:  

You can search /root for various caches. There's one for openoffice, gnome-player, adobe, etc... Create symlinks for large directories like .mozilla folder, or files like libflashplayer. I included a button in access-finder that shows me the size & location of all caches.
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greengeek

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Dec 2012, 14:10    Post subject:  

rmcellig wrote:
My save file indicator is now green. Here are the contents of my save file.

In that image there is no data listed for the size of each directory, and I always find this makes it hard to know which directory to investigate in order to trim the excess unwanted files. Does anyone know of a way to display directory size rather than just individual files?
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