Use ncdu to analyze disk usage

ncdu console disk usage

Have you ever wished to have a tool like WinDirStat, SequoiaView, SpaceSniffer, TreeSize or similar for the linux console?

ncdu to the rescue!

1. Install

ncdu isn’t installed in most linux distribution. Therefore you have to install it first. In many distributions this can easily be done using apt:

sudo apt install ncdu

2. Start it

Navigate to the directory from where you want to start and enter ncdu.

cd /

Wait until scanning of (sub-)directories is done.

3. Use it

Using ncdu is very intuitive. Use the cursor keys and the enter key to navigate.

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