A utility to create GrandPerspective scan files on other operating systems.
What does it do?
GrandPerspective is a small utility application for OSX that graphically shows the disk usage of a file system.
gpscan is a cross-platform utility which can be run on almost any operating which will create scan data files which can be loaded by GrandPerspective to visualize disk usage on non-OSX operating systems.
The Go source code can be cross-compiled for a large selection of platforms.
Why was it created?
I wanted to use GrandPerspective (or any Sequoia View-clone) to visualize disk usage on a Linux server that I administrate. Unfortunately I only have access to Windows and OSX GUI environments.
How do I use it?
gpscan takes two arguments: The directory to scan, and a filename to save the result to.
It is recommended that you use a
.gpscan file extension so that the file is automatically opened with GrandPerspective.
You can pass
- as an output file in order to output to standard output.
$ gpscan path/to/dir scan.gpscan
How do I install it?
Download a relevant release, unzip and copy to a location in your
This project is developed only to the point where I could complete my original task, however I will gladly review pull-requests and take bug reports in the Issues section.