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what is the best disk space explorer utility for linux?

I want to see folder wise size graphically, which folder has taken how much disk space.

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Personally I like KDirStat.

kdirstat screenshot

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Does the job ^-^. Running on gnome desktop the application used its KDE standards instead of trying to use my gnome equivalents. Though whadayaexpect. Great app for the job so long as Baobab doesn't add individual file visualization support. –  ThorSummoner Oct 15 '14 at 23:29

Ubuntu default Disk Usage Analyzer (GNOME)

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Also called Baobab. –  Mechanical snail Jul 3 '12 at 6:46

TreeSize for Unix

Filelight (KDE)


While not the prettiest, ncdu works in a text-only terminal and does provide a simple graph of each entry.

Not at all graphical, but highly useful: gt5

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