How To Analyze Disk Space Usage In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

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Here’s how to analyze the disk space usage in Linux Mint / Ubuntu with the help of a utility called gt5:

1. Issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get install gt5

2. After the installation is complete, issue the following command at the terminal to use the utility –

gt5

3. The output will show a list of files and folders in your home folder and the amount of disk space (in MB and %) utilized by each file and folder.

4. If you want to analyze the disk space usage for the entire disk, issue the following commands at the terminal –

cd /

gt5

Thus, you can change to any directory and analyze the disk space usage by the files and folders within that directory.

5. To quit the utility press ‘Ctrl‘ + ‘Z‘ keys.