Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Disk usage graphical presentation

I found out by accident about this GNOME tool, the "Disk Usage Analyzer". It has a surprisingly good UI, displaying subdirectories as concentric circular arcs. It makes visually obvious the spots where all the place is wasted. Or spent.

As an illustration, here's a screenshot of it displaying the disk usage taken by a fresh checkout of Perl 5's sources.


I wouldn't have thought that Encode was taking so much space. (This is, of course, due to all the files that describes the various encodings recognized by this module.)

3 comments:

Mark said...

What's the binary name (for those not using gnome)?

Rafael said...

You can't make that up. The binary name is "baobab".

vasi said...

Just FYI, the concentric-rings concept seems to be originally from filelight.