Find the files that are taking up your space.
- can do the job
- scans your drive blazingly fast
- works in terminal
- makes you look cool
- is written in Golang
- you can contribute to
Well then look no more and try out the godu.
brew tap viktomas/taps brew install godu
go install github.com/viktomas/godu@latest
Or grab a Released binary for your OS and architecture, extract it and put it on your
You can specify names of ignored folders in
.goduignore in your home directory:
> cat ~/.goduignore node_modules >
I found that I could reduce time it took to crawl through the whole drive to 25% when I started ignoring all
node_modules which cumulatively contain gigabytes of small text files.
.goduignore is currently only supporting whole folder names. PR that will make it work like
.gitignore is welcomed.
godu ~ godu -l 100 / # walks the whole root but shows only files larger than 100MB # godu -print0 ~ | xargs -0 rm # use with caution! Will delete all marked files!
# After you exit godu, all selected files get deleted alias gd="godu -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf" # Usage gm ~/destination/folder # After you exit godu, all selected files get moved to ~/destination/folder alias gm="godu -print0 | xargs -0 -I _ mv _ "
The currently selected file / folder can be un/marked with the space-key. Upon exiting, godu prinsts all marked files & folders to stdout so they can be further processed (e.g. via the
-l <size_limit_in_mb> option is not speeding up the walking process, it just allows you to filter small files you are not interested in from the output. The default limit is 10MB.
Use arrows (or
hjkl) to move around, space to select a file / folder,
CTRL+C to quit