Tool to show the recent disk space consumers?

Peter Vereshagin peter at
Thu Jul 7 20:31:28 UTC 2011

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2011/07/05 12:37:11 -0700 Yuri <yuri at> => To FreeBSD Questions :
Y> I hit this problem periodically when a lot of disk space is gone and 
Y> it's hard to tell where did it go. Once it was thunderbird writing huge 

I think you can create a file system snapshots periodically and compare states
thereafter at the any moment you wish...

Y> index file as a consequence of some bug, on another occasion it was the 
Y> bug in KDE writing some huge index somewhere in ~/.kde4.
Y> Is there a tool slowly indexing the file system and showing where 
Y> exactly did the sudden growth of consumed space occur?
Y> I know about du(1) but I am looking for some program that can detect the 
Y> dynamics and pinpoint the offending files.

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