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Diskusagew : Detect large directories

Posted on January 01, 1997 in computer-science

diskusagew displays the size occupied on disk by all the subdirectories of a given root directory (a bit like the UNIX command du).

While scanning the filesystem, the displayed list of directories sorted by size is continuously updated. This allows the user to detect large directories before the full root directory is scanned (it is therefore much faster than du | sort to locate a large directory)

diskusagew requires a java interpreter. To launch the program, simply type the following command:

java diskusagew

Link to download diskusage.zip

Sample output:

output{width="416" height="603"}