Letting Go December 29, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in computers, physics life.
I’m talking about disk space, not relationships here. I’ve filled up the disk space on one of the machine I use at DZERO. The disk is only 80 gigs; 40 gigs of it is my stuff. I could use a disk on another machine, but that would require re-writing a bunch of scripts: that would take too long. So, I should clean up! Some of directories haven’t been touched in more than a year: prime candidates for removal. In fact, I can find over 10 gigs that haven’t been touched in a year.
So why can’t I delete them? A year ago I was working on very different things. Others have taken up the development work and improved the code such that what I have on my local disk isn’t even relevant any longer!
But I always worry there is some small script, or some gem of code that wasn’t put into the code repository. Or some data file that I’ll never be able to recover. Or some forgotten bit of brilliance is hiding four levels down the directory structure.
Tough. I need to keep a stiff upper lip and move on. Dam the torpedoes, and full “rm” ahead!