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10.3: See a quick view of folder-by-folder disk utilization
Authored by: flunkedflank on Oct 25, '03 04:23:07AM
Even better: use OmniDiskSweeper!

I use the terminal (and the du command especially) quite heavily, but I would highly recommend switching to this GUI equivalent -- saves a lot of repeated typing when running du on different hierarchies. In fact I was going to attempt writing such a thing until I discovered it already existed. There's also WhatSize, which seems the same, but I haven't used it myself yet.

note: I haven't confirmed either in Panther yet!

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10.3: See a quick view of folder-by-folder disk utilization
Authored by: shark on Oct 25, '03 11:27:52AM

Wow. I just downloaded the "What Size" application. VERY very impressive. No use for that terminal command when there is a GUI app out like this. I am running Panther and its runs perfect with it. Not to mention the app is freeware. If you haven't tried it you need to. It quickly runs through your entire Home directory and sorts it by Highest file size and then you can click right down through the directories in column view seeing the file sizes as you go.

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OmniDiskSweeper works OK in 10.3
Authored by: mikerose on Oct 27, '03 12:21:35AM

...much to my delight, as after I installed Panther I found myself a bit short of space. Still works as advertised. Omni did a great job with the basic functionality; I've licensed it for all my servers, as it makes it much easier to find the user who's stashed an entire season (8.3 GB) of Showtime's "Dead Like Me" in their home folder (you know who you are!) and blown out our backup scheme.

Haven't tried WhatSize yet, or the CLI equivalents in the hint, but all sound pretty good. I also find myself going back to FileBuddy from time to time for similar tasks.



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