agedu – utility for tracking down wasted disk space

agedu is an open source utility for tracking down wasted disk space. It correlates disk usage with last-access times to identify large and disused data.

agedu scans a directory tree and produces reports about how much disk space is used in each directory and subdirectory, and also how that usage of disk space corresponds to files with last-access times a long time ago.

This is a tool you might use to help you free up disk space. It lets you see which directories are taking up the most space, as du does; but unlike du, it also distinguishes between large collections of data which are still in use and ones which have not been accessed in months or years – for instance, large archives downloaded, unpacked, used once, and never cleaned up. Where du helps you find what’s using your disk space, agedu helps you find what’s wasting your disk space.

Features include:

  • Generates graphical reports.
  • Produces text output.
  • Can run as a miniature web server, presenting each directory’s HTML report with hyperlinks to let you navigate around the file system to similar reports for other directories.
  • Wide range of configurable options.

Website: www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/agedu
Support: Documentation
Developer: Fabio Marzocca
License: GNU GPL v2

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agedu is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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