How To Track Down Wasted Disk Space With agedu Utility

Do you have files that are wasting your disk space? What do you do when you're running low on disk space? Let me introduce you guys to the agedu utility that can be used to help you find out how much disk space is used in each directory and subdirectory. It produces helpful reports on which directories are taking up the most space and informs you about collections of data which have not been used for a long time.

Download And Install agedu In Your Linux Machine

Before installing the tool, you need to download it. You can download a unix source archive of agedu.If you are a passionate linux geek like me, open a new terminal and run the following command to download the agedu tool with the wget utility.

wget http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/agedu/agedu-r9723.tar.gz

1. Uncompress the file.

gunzip agedu-r9723.tar.gz

2. Extract the content of the tar archive.

tar -xvf agedu-r9723.tar

3. Change directory.

cd agedu-r9723

4. Type the following command to compile and install.

./configure
make
sudo make install

How To Use agedu Tool

1. Do a scan of your home directory and build an index file with the following command.

agedu -s /home/oltjano

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2. Query the index for reports of diskspace usage.

agedu -w

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3. Open a new tab in your browser and type the following.

http://localhost:40239/

About Oltjano Terpollari

Oltjano Terpollari is a very passionate computer geek studying python, linux, netcat power tools and living a binary life. He goes by the nickname Ambition and is very happy living a science life. He also loves technical blogging and sharing his knowledge with others.

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