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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:23 pm    Post subject: Analyzing Disk Space Usage Graphically. Reply with quote

When i first discovered this program it was simply a fluke, I accidentally stumbled across it and since then its been invaluable. its called Filelight (emerge filelight) it allows you to browse your filesystem as a complex hierarchy of pie charts showing you erxactly which directories and files are taking up the most space on your disk. Try it!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice app. good little find...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

konqueror from KDE has a similar feature (just looks different). It's called "File Size View", but it appears only on the toolbar if you open a directory AND if you have configured it. I guess it's somewhere under Settings ... and it's not easy to find.

In those pre-KDE times, there was xdu. The command line was "du | xdu".
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

imho the kde fielsize view isn't nearly as useful or easy to interpret as filelight.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an excellent program, but as a gnome user i would love to know if there's an GT+ equivalent for graphically displaying disk usage?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theres nothing that I know of, but an app like this only needs to be used occasionally and never for very long. the impact of using QT Once in a while is next to nil. I run a few GTK Apps from time to time, just because they're more suited to my needs, I rarely let the decision between GTK and QT Affect my decision unless its an app that i'm going to be running almost constantly.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

searcher wrote:
This is an excellent program, but as a gnome user i would love to know if there's an GT+ equivalent for graphically displaying disk usage?

Not gtk, but I'd advise that you try fsv. It's only has a few deps:

x11-libs/gtkglarea
virtual/opengl
virtual/x11
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xdiskusage fall into this category of programs too.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moofed wrote:
xdiskusage fall into this category of programs too.

Ooh, that's a nice pick. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just noticed that installing filelight also adds a new view setting to konqueror, basically embedding filelight into konq. very nice.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GNOME users should also check Baobab.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dr_strange wrote:
GNOME users should also check Baobab.

a nice one. even integrates in nautilus. for an ebuild look at https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99307
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know once i asked people here about software like this and i got the whole "just use du, its awsome and does everything you need" :evil:

I'll look at the apps here. I was wondering if anyone knows of programs that can take the output of du (which is in a file) and analyize it later...xdiskusage can but I need more graphs :P reason being the du is performed on a server with no X
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ASIO_BOB wrote:
you know once i asked people here about software like this and i got the whole "just use du, its awsome and does everything you need" :evil:

I'll look at the apps here. I was wondering if anyone knows of programs that can take the output of du (which is in a file) and analyize it later...xdiskusage can but I need more graphs :P reason being the du is performed on a server with no X


I don't know about your computer setup, but maybe you could use ssh -X from a computer with X?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest version of baobab v.2.2.0 can scan also remote folders on remote servers thru ssh,ftp,smb,http or https.
Check on web site: http://www.marzocca.net/linux/baobab.html
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