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Disk Usage

Counting Files

find . -type f | wc -l


Allows exporting / importing metadata about the scan to a file Helps when doing analysis on large storage arrays.

sudo apt-get install ncdu
ncdu export data at DuckDuckGo
Ncdu Export File Format
NCurses Disk Usage


Light-weight installation for visual du

sudo apt-get install qdirstat
shundhammer/qdirstat: QDirStat - Qt-based directory statistics (KDirStat without any KDE - from the original KDirStat author)
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muesli/duf: Disk Usage/Free Utility - a better 'df' alternative
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diskoverdata/diskover-community: Diskover Community Edition - Open source file indexer, file search engine and data management and analytics powered by Elasticsearch
k4dirstat at DuckDuckGo
jeromerobert/k4dirstat: K4DirStat (KDE Directory Statistics) is a small utility program that sums up disk usage for directory trees, very much like the Unix 'du' command. It displays the disk space used up by a directory tree, both numerically and graphically (copied from the Debian package description).
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Disk Usage Analyzer

Disk Usage Analyzer is included by default on Ubuntu. I think that QDirStat's ability to scan files is more efficient than Disk Usage Analyzer


Older version of QDirStat. Requires a much larger installation

visual disk usage utility:

sudo apt-get install k4dirstat