du + rust = dust. Like du but more intuitive.
Because I want an easy way to see where my disk is being used.
cargo install du-dust
🍺 Homebrew (Mac OS)
brew install dust
🍺 Homebrew (Linux)
brew tap tgotwig/linux-dust && brew install dust
- Download Linux/Mac binary from Releases
- unzip file:
tar -xvf _downloaded_file.tar.gz
- move file to executable path:
sudo mv dust /usr/local/bin/
Dust is meant to give you an instant overview of which directories are using disk space without requiring sort or head. Dust will print a maximum of one 'Did not have permissions message'.
Dust will list a slightly-less-than-the-terminal-height number of the biggest subdirectories or files and will smartly recurse down the tree to find the larger ones. There is no need for a '-d' flag or a '-h' flag. The largest subdirectories will be colored.
The different colors on the bars: These represent the combined tree hierarchy & disk usage. The shades of grey are used to indicate which parent folder a subfolder belongs to. For instance, look at the above screenshot.
.steam is a folder taking 44% of the space. From the
.steam bar is a light grey line that goes up. All these folders are inside
.steam so if you delete
.steam all that stuff will be gone too.
Usage: dust Usage: dust <dir> Usage: dust <dir> <another_dir> <and_more> Usage: dust -p (full-path - Show fullpath of the subdirectories) Usage: dust -s (apparent-size - shows the length of the file as opposed to the amount of disk space it uses) Usage: dust -n 30 (shows 30 directories instead of the default [default is terminal height]) Usage: dust -d 3 (shows 3 levels of subdirectories) Usage: dust -r (reverse order of output) Usage: dust -X ignore (ignore all files and directories with the name 'ignore') Usage: dust -x (only show directories on the same filesystem) Usage: dust -b (do not show percentages or draw ASCII bars) Usage: dust -i (do not show hidden files) Usage: dust -c (No colors [monochrome]) Usage: dust -f (Count files instead of diskspace) Usage: dust -t Group by filetype Usage: dust -e regex Only include files matching this regex (eg dust -e "\.png$" would match png files)
Note: Apparent-size is calculated slightly differently in dust to gdu. In dust each hard link is counted as using file_length space. In gdu only the first entry is counted.