I'm getting messages that I'm running out of disk space. "About this mac" > Storage shows this:
Note that it says I have 172 GB available, over a third of the disk.
Assuming the messages about running out of disk space were correct I did a df and indeed that shows that I only have 15 GB available:
$ df -kh / Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk1s1 466Gi 446Gi 15Gi 97% 1532132 9223372036853243675 0% /
That's a huge difference. My trash is not the problem nor are local snapshots. Following https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/324443/233542, I deleted local snapshots and that only freed another 15 GB of data:
$ tmutil thinlocalsnapshots / 9999999999 1 $ df -kh / Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk1s1 466Gi 431Gi 30Gi 94% 1532163 9223372036853243644 0% /
du doesn't help me either:
$ sudo du -hs * 2>/dev/null Password: 16G Applications 17G Library 0B Network 16G System 4.0K TMVersion.ini 243G Users 487M Volumes 2.5M bin 0B cores 4.5K dev 0B etc 1.0K home 0B installer.failurerequests 1.0K net 177M opt 7.8G private 1.0M sbin 0B tmp 10.0G usr 0B var
That only sums to about 310 GB. That comes a lot closer to the About this mac storage output shown above.
If du doesn't show what is using this data, what can I use to determine the consumer of an unaccounted 140GB (172GB "About this mac" - 30GB shown by df) of disk space?