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Overview

Disk Usage Analyzer, formerly known as Baobab, is a graphical disk usage analyzer for GNOME. It was part of gnome-utils, but has been a standalone application since GNOME 3.4. The software gives the user a menu-driven, graphical representation of what is on a disk drive. The interface allows for selection of specific parts of filesystem being scanned so a single folder, the entire filesystem, and even remote folders and filesystems can be scanned. The graphical representation can be switched between a ring chart and a treemap chart so the presentation can be tailored to the specific content being scanned

Screenshots

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Installation

If a default Ubuntu installation is not being used, Baobab can be installed by issuing the following command in a terminal window:

  •    sudo apt-get install baobab 

Using Baobab (Disk Usage Analyzer)

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Overview

Disk Usage Analyzer, formerly known as Baobab, is a graphical disk usage analyzer for GNOME. It was part of gnome-utils, but has been a standalone application since GNOME 3.4. The software gives the user a menu-driven, graphical representation of what is on a disk drive. The interface allows for selection of specific parts of filesystem being scanned so a single folder, the entire filesystem, and even remote folders and filesystems can be scanned. The graphical representation can be switched between a ring chart and a treemap chart so the presentation can be tailored to the specific content being scanned

Screenshots

scrn-baobab1.png scrn-baobab2.png

Installation

If a default Ubuntu installation is not being used, Baobab can be installed by issuing the following command in a terminal window:

  •    sudo apt-get install baobab 

Using Baobab (Disk Usage Analyzer)

I just installed this personally [akf-mike-nw2] and will add a couple notes on usage as this has none as of right now [I am currently using xUbuntu 14.04 Trusty]...

First, to be able to see the most information with this program you will want to issue the following in terminal or from a run command box whichever you prefer should work just fine.

  •    gksu baobab 

Of course, you can use the full gksudo, but gksu is the same thing and since I am lazier I always use gksu personally [this DOES NOT HOLD TRUE FOR SUDO AND SU THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN USING THOSE DO NOT APPLY THE SAME LOGIC]. Also, you may get away with using su baobab most of the time, but one time it may change somethings on the back end and you will get errors stating you are not allowed to use sudo when you try to use it again later, and may end up having to fix it so you have been warned do NOT use sudo blah when dealing with programs that have GUIs always issue gksu or gksudo instead. Alright enough warnings.

Only issue I have had is when it first finishes scanning a directory tree [and this can take a good amount of time ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON'T GKSU it takes longer to get around the errors it gets when trying to read directories your user does not have permissions for, so be patient and don't just exit it after a few seconds] is after moving through the directories listed forwards [going from / to /blah/blah) everything has the percent listed with the location on left hand side, BUT if I move back from /blah/blah I lose the text percentages [I still get the correct graphic representing the usage on the right hand side just speaking of the text percentages on left hand pane]. This is no big deal, just drop back to the main first screen and then load up your analysis again and viola they return.

I know this may not be world altering but hopefully helps others.


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Baobab (last edited 2014-04-24 17:58:03 by akf-mike-nw2)