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I have a Checkpoint FW1 running IPSO 3.8. I have noticed that my /var /dev/wd0d has overunn the preferred disk space. How do I list the files in this directory and remove the older ones. Please keep in mind, I am not even sure if  I am giving enough information to help me, mainly because i do not know where to look.  I am basing this off what error messages say when i connect to the firewall. I am using putty  to connect to the appliance. I am not a unix or linux inclined person, however i can pick up pretty quickly. thanks for your assistance
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IPSO is basically FreeBSD with few customizations.

On normal FreeBSD one would remove very old files

find /full/partition -type f -atime +180 -mtime +180 -ctime +180 | xargs rm -i
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thanks GHEIST for your reply, however would  you mind explaning what the command line syntax you gave means in (english). I want to understand what I am doing before I  actually do it.
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cfd1e007[admin]# df
Filesystem  1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/wd0f      598029    82796   467391    15%    /
/dev/wd0a       37556       37    34515     0%    /config
/dev/wd0d    14732935 14467520  -913219   107%    /var
/dev/wd0e     2561196   356557  1999744    15%    /opt
procfs              4        4        0   100%    /proc

here is what a df gives me. hope this is helpful
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find - command
/full/partition - path to start from
-type f - objects of file type
-atime +180 - unaccessed for 180 days
-mtime +180 - unmodified ...
-ctime +180 - not created ...
| - shell pipe
xargs - command to pass input as arguments
rm - remove
-i - interactively
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okay that makes  more sense, however when  i go to the path of /dev/wd0d  i get the following:

FW1[admin]# find /var/dev/wd0d -type f -atime +180 -mtime +180 -ctime +180 | xargs rm -i
find: /var/dev/wd0d: No such file or directory
FW![admin]#

what am i doing wrong?
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Yopu have to use path of /var
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find /var -type f -atime +180 -mtime +180 -ctime +180 | xargs rm -i

i used the following command and nothing happened. i got a screen full of this type of info with  no results. any ideas?

FW1[admin]# find /var -type f -atime +180 -mtime +180 -ctime +180 | xargs rm -i
find: fts_read: No such file or directory
remove /var/etc/hosts.equiv? remove /var/etc/dhcpc.leases? remove /var/log/cron?                              remove /var/tmp/vi.recover/vi.023817? remove /var/tmp/vi.recover/recover.023817                             ? remove /var/tmp/vi.recover/vi.023831? remove /var/tmp/vi.recover/vi.025330? re                             move /var/tmp/cplmd.core? remove /var/tmp/capture.txt? remove /var/tmp/capture1.                             pcap? remove /var/tmp/capture3.pcap? remove /var/tmp/capture4.pcap? remove /var/                             tmp/capture5.pcap? remove /var/tmp/capture7.pcap? remove /var/tmp/capture8.pcap?                              remove /var/crash/minfree? remove /var/opt/CPshared-R55p/conf/cp.license_10.63.                             254.10? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/state/__tmp/CPDB/sig.map? remove /var/opt/CPf                             w1-R55p/log/cpstat_monitor.elg? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-11-08_000100                             .loginitial_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-11-29_000100.logaccount_ptr                             ? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-11-08_000100.logaccount_ptr? remove /var/o                             pt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-11-15_000100.loginitial_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/l                             og/2004-11-15_000100.logaccount_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-11-22_0                             00100.loginitial_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-11-22_000100.logaccoun                             t_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-11-29_000100.loginitial_ptr? remove /                             var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-12-06_000100.logaccount_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R                             55p/log/2004-12-06_000100.loginitial_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-12                             -13_000100.loginitial_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-12-13_000100.loga                             ccount_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-12-20_000100.loginitial_ptr? rem                             ove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-12-20_000100.logaccount_ptr? remove /var/opt/CP                             fw1-R55p/log/2006-04-16_000100.loginitial_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/20                             04-12-27_000100.loginitial_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2004-12-27_000100                             .logaccount_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2006-04-16_000100.logaccount_ptr                             ? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2006-04-23_000100.logaccount_ptr? remove /var/o                             pt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2006-04-30_000100.logaccount_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/l                             og/2006-04-23_000100.loginitial_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2006-05-07_0                             00100.logaccount_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2006-04-30_000100.loginitia                             l_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2006-05-14_000100.logaccount_ptr? remove /                             var/opt/CPfw1-R55p/log/2006-05-07_000100.loginitial_ptr? remove /var/opt/CPfw1-R                             55p/log/2006-05-14_000100.loginitial_ptr?

FW1[admin]# df
Filesystem  1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/wd0f      598029    82796   467391    15%    /
/dev/wd0a       37556       37    34515     0%    /config
/dev/wd0d    14732935 14505342  -951041   107%    /var
/dev/wd0e     2561196   356557  1999744    15%    /opt
procfs              4        4        0   100%    /proc

FW1[admin]#
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by:oscarhic
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thanks for the help and direction, it evenutally pointed me in the right direction. i just needed a command list and was able to complete the task at hand. you are awarded the points.
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I just put together all commands you may need.
Basically you have to rotate biggest log files using /etc/newsyslog.conf in freebsd, not sure about IPSO
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