Tool to show the recent disk space consumers?

Yuri yuri at
Tue Jul 5 19:37:12 UTC 2011


I hit this problem periodically when a lot of disk space is gone and 
it's hard to tell where did it go. Once it was thunderbird writing huge 
index file as a consequence of some bug, on another occasion it was the 
bug in KDE writing some huge index somewhere in ~/.kde4.

Is there a tool slowly indexing the file system and showing where 
exactly did the sudden growth of consumed space occur?

I know about du(1) but I am looking for some program that can detect the 
dynamics and pinpoint the offending files.


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