Tool to show the recent disk space consumers?

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at
Wed Jul 6 00:13:20 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 12:37, Yuri <yuri at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Yuri

kdirstat might prove useful, if it's run periodically.


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