How can I find space eating files in my home?

commandline approach

Using the following commands, you can get a list of items in your home, sorted by size in MB:

du -sm ~/.??* ~/* | sort -n -r | less

If you replace -sm with -sk, the size will be shown in KB.

Or use ncdu.

graphical approach

Try using jdiskreport as a graphical tool. When jdiskreport get startet you can choose the directory it should scan. Here are some Screenshots as an example.

JDiskReport_shot1.png JDiskReport_shot2.png JDiskReport_shot3.png JDiskReport_shot4.png


FAQ/FindStorageHungryFiles (last edited 2019-02-12 12:17:42 by alders)