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DiskUsage command for listing files, folders and more and get how much space they are using

DiskUsage is a simple but powerful program to retrieve information about used space in your disk. It can list files, folders and more to give you the view you need of your disk.

And it does not need any other third party program: it is using basic Unix commands with specific sintax (you can see what is doing by clicking here

How to install


  1. Download file to your system

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Directly from Terminal (if you are root)

  apt-get update
  apt-get upgrade
  wget && mv LDAL3Q && chmod +x #You can get this file without root, it is for simplifying

See available options for using this program

   ./ -h


Manually installation

If you do not have sudo or root, there is an available method for you to use DiskUsage:

   wget && mv LDAL3Q && chmod +x
   ./ -c
   export PATH=$PATH:/home/$USER/DiskUsage

If everything is OK, if you run which dusage your home folder and execution file shoudl appear

How to use

Invoke command


This option will display usage in current folder, with human readable format. Also, you can use dusage -h or dusage --help to get available commands and options

Different arguments

  • -r | --reverse: by default, this program shows files in ascending order: lower files are at top and bigger files at bottom. With this option enabled, you can list files in reverse order (bigger files at top, lower files at bottom)
   dusage -r
  • -d | --directory + PATH: if you use dusage with no args, it will display current folder usage. If you want to see how much space is used in another folder/drive, just add the option -d followed by dir to be checked
   dusage -d /var
   Showing space usage in: /var

   | Size | Directory |

   0       /var/lock
   0       /var/run
   4,0K    /var/local
   4,0K    /var/opt
   16K     /var/lost+found
   16K     /var/tmp
   52K     /var/spool
   68K     /var/mail
   11M     /var/backups
   24M     /var/log
   346M    /var/www
   444M    /var/lib
   991M    /var/cache
  • -f | --file: basically, instead of showing folders, dusage will show what files are using space in current dir
   dusage -f
  • -tos | --Terms: displays Terms of Service and usage instructions of this program. Must have a look and accept them

Finally, it is also possible to combine those commands: you can list a directory showing files in reverse order; current dir in reverse order and files, etc. Just keep in mind some combinations are not possible, like dusage -f -h or giving an non-existing path dusage -d /invented/dir/or/path. And program is always giving a warning that says: It is higly recommended to run this program as sudo or SuperUser. This is for avoiding this problem:


Terms of Service and Conditions

dusage Copyright (C) 2017 Javinator_9889

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details click link below

This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it

under certain conditions.

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