Utilities

Excellent Utilities: duf – disk usage utility

In Operation

Here is an image of duf in action.

duf

As you can see, the display is divided into boxed areas, separating local devices from network devices and special devices.

The project has paid attention to improving the presentation of the information compared to the regular df command with colorful output. There’s a graphical indicator of the usage of each device.

We’ve constrained the size of the terminal only to improve the image for displaying on our site. The program adjusts to your terminal’s theme and width.

The software sorts the results, groups and filters devices. It can also output JSON, an open standard file format and data interchange format that uses human-readable text to store and transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs and arrays.

Here’s a list of all the available options.

duf

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Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary


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5 comments

  1. I like duf, it’s really pretty cool.

    One thing that’s bad is the way it includes the reserved spaced that file systems use. There’s about 5% of the space allocated for root on a filesystem.

    This means that duf’s output is inconsistent with df.

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