Fast tools for checking disk utilization


Even if you already use ncdu, gdu is well worth a look. godu is as fast as gdu and offers a broader overview. godu will be your favorite if you want to exclude directories and files or only read files above a certain size. In addition, godu lets you delete previously selected objects.

If you only want to see all mounted devices and their sizes, duf offers the best overview. In all other aspects, however, its competitors impress with greater flexibility. Having said this, all three candidates offer more than the standard tools du and df in one respect or another.

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Ferdinand Thommes lives and works as a Linux developer, freelance writer, and tour guide in Berlin.

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