dua – disk usage analyzer

dua (Disk Usage Analyzer) is a tool to conveniently learn about the usage of disk space of a given directory.

It’s parallel by default and will max out your SSD, providing relevant information as fast as possible. Optionally delete superfluous data, and do so more quickly than rm.

dua is free and open source software.

Developer: Sebastian Thiel
License: MIT License


    dua [FLAGS] [OPTIONS] [SUBCOMMAND] [input]...

    input..    One or more input files or directories. If unset, we will use all entries in
                  the current working directory

    -A, --apparent-size         Display apparent size instead of disk usage
    -l, --count-hard-links      Count hard-linked files each time they are seen
    -h, --help                  Prints help information
    -x, --stay-on-filesystem    If set, we will not cross filesystems or traverse mount points
    -V, --version               Prints version information

    -f, --format       The format with which to print byte counts. Metric - uses 1000 as
                               base (default) Binary - uses 1024 as base Bytes - plain bytes without
                               any formatting GB - only gigabytes GiB - only gibibytes MB - only
                               megabytes MiB - only mebibytes [possible values: metric, binary,
                               bytes, MB, MiB, GB, GiB]
    -t, --threads     The amount of threads to use. Defaults to 0, indicating the amount of
                               logical processors. Set to 1 to use only a single thread [default: 0]

    aggregate      Aggregrate the consumed space of one or more directories or files [aliases:
                   a, a]
    help           Prints this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)
    interactive    Launch the terminal user interface [aliases: i, i]

dua is written in Rust. Learn Rust with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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