Linux Tip: tune2fs
Tiny and trivial yet useful tip: By default, ext2 and ext3 filesystems reserve %5 of the capacity of the partition for root, such that if the users fill up the partition, services running as root (as well as commands the root user runs) don't fail right away. You can reclaim that precious %5 on your /home or other user-only partitions by doing tune2fs -m 0 /dev/hdaX.
I have to look around and clean up space on my harddisk every other week, so gained some 2.5GB this way and I'm so happy about it (-:.
(I'm going to open an RFE with Fedora, to not reserve this %5 on /home partition by default. Update:
. Update 2:
Jeremy Katz comments in the bug that this reserved space is used to avoid fragmentation too. So zero is probably not the best value. Set mine to %1...)