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10.3: See a quick view of folder-by-folder disk utilization
Authored by: tomem on Oct 25, '03 02:43:31PM

Unlike OS 9, in OS X folder sizes are only calculated when the folder is exposed in an open Finder window. I see no hit to my system from leaving a number of those boxes checked, including at the root level of my disk. I routinely use this approach for disk management, and I monitor my cpu continuously with Menu Meters.

My backup log gives me a good picture of long term useage trends. But you could use cmd-shft-4-spacebar to create a window picture on the desktop. Not sure how one would direct it to a text file however.

I'm not against the command line, but using other third party tools to look at one's disk useage seems silly to me when the Finder does quite well...

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TomEM
Crofton, MD



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10.3: See a quick view of folder-by-folder disk utilization
Authored by: gospodin_david on Oct 25, '03 02:47:46PM

You don't need the k flag; when you use the h, it overrides k.



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