pdu – parallel disk usage utility

Parallel Disk Usage (pdu) is a highly parallelized, fast directory tree analyzer.

This is a CLI program that renders a graphical chart for disk usages of files and directories

pdu is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Fast.
  • Relative comparison of separate files.
  • Extensible via the library crate or JSON interface.
  • Optional progress report.
  • Customize tree depth.
  • Customize chart size.

Developer: Hoàng Văn Khải
License: Apache License 2.0


    pdu [FLAGS] [OPTIONS] [--] [files]...

    -h, --help             
            Prints help information

            Read JSON data from stdin

            Print JSON data instead of an ASCII chart

            Preserve order of entries

            Report progress being made at the expense of performance

            Prevent filesystem error messages from appearing in stderr

            Print the tree top-down instead of bottom-up

    -V, --version          
            Prints version information

            How to display the numbers of bytes [default: metric]  [possible values: plain, metric, binary]

            Maximum widths of the tree column and width of the bar column

            Maximum depth to display the data (must be greater than 0) [default: 10]

            Minimal size proportion required to appear [default: 0.01]

            Aspect of the files/directories to be measured [default: len]  [possible values: len, blksize, blocks]

            Width of the visualization

            List of files and/or directories

    Show disk usage chart of current working directory
    $ pdu

    Show disk usage chart of a single file or directory
    $ pdu path/to/file/or/directory

    Compare disk usages of multiple files and/or directories
    $ pdu file.txt dir/

    Show chart in block sizes instead of apparent sizes
    $ pdu --quantity=blksize

    Show data in plain numbers instead of metric units
    $ pdu --bytes-format=plain

    Show data in base 2¹⁰ units (binary) instead of base 10³ units (metric)
    $ pdu --bytes-format=binary

    Show disk usage chart of all entries regardless of size
    $ pdu --min-ratio=0

    Only show disk usage chart of entries whose size is at least 5% of total
    $ pdu --min-ratio=0.05

    Show disk usage data as JSON instead of chart
    $ pdu --min-ratio=0 --json-output | jq

    Visualize existing JSON representation of disk usage data
    $ pdu --min-ratio=0 < disk-usage.json

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

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Hoàng Văn Khải
Hoàng Văn Khải
1 year ago

Why is “support” empty? I have a Patreon (I am the author of pdu).