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JDiskReport : du for mortals

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If you are an old UNIX hacker like mean you’ll have come across the du command. Its short for Disk Usage. Well du is fine for C programmers but the rest of us probably would prefer a gentler, friendlier tool. Enter stage left JDiskReport a wonderful little Java utility that scans your disk at any point you choose in the file tree and generates nice graphical report of disk usage in either a bar pie chart,
PieChart

or as a bar chart,

FileDistribution

You can also get a date modified distribution,

Modified

and a file size distribution,

FileDistribution

Final sweet spot, it runs on just about anything.

Written by Joe

May 22, 2006 at 10:08 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. It’s pretty cool, but I also dig SpaceMonger for Windows machines. Nice interface.

    Darren

    May 23, 2006 at 12:15 am

  2. Can’t grok space monger at the mo’ (I’m at home and Mac bound). I’ll take a look tomorrow…

    Joe

    May 23, 2006 at 12:27 am

  3. Hi Darren,

    Don’t grok SpaceMonger, the interface is “unsusual” aka idiosyncratic and non-intuitive. People can easily visually parse piecharts and barcharts but the nested structure of SpaceMonger is over complicated and attempts to display to much information at once.

    Joe.

    Joe

    May 23, 2006 at 12:17 pm

  4. FolderSize is a sweet explorer add-on. Useful to just see how big a folder is.

    Sweetspot – opensource.

    http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/

    Damian

    May 23, 2006 at 3:13 pm


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