Visual Disk Usage Analyser From the Command Line Ubuntu

When you are trying to analyse disk usage there are a limited set of command line tools on Linux. Most people use either of ‘find’ or ‘du’. However using these tools it can be a lot of work to get an overall picture and drill down into directories to find the problems. Enter ncdu (short for ncurses-based disk usage). Simply put ncdu is a fanatastic graphical disk usage analyser.

It could not be simplier to install.

sudo apt-get install ncdu

To use:

ncdu

And you get a lovely screen like the one below. You can then navigate around using the cursor keys.

ncdu-screenshot

Thanks ncdu people 🙂

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