Considering how frequently I switch between Windows & Ubuntu, very often I am looking for tools that will help me accomplish similar tasks across both the systems. Viewing disk utilization is one of these activities.
Having used du in past I was looking for some better alternatives. That’s when I came across agedu. A very simple tool to view your disk usage by directories.
Step 1 : Install agedu.That’s standard ubuntu way
sudo apt-get install agedu
After installation complete goto your home directory and run agedu
sudo agedu -s / # if you want look at disk usage right from root directory downwards
Built pathname index, 208023 entries, 13396313 bytes of index
Faking directory atimes
Final index file size = 37054664 bytes
Now how to view the results? Again fairly simple
Using Linux /proc/net magic authentication
Now navigate to the url specified ..and this is how you see
The best aspect? It scans a 100 GB partition in less than 30 seconds