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One of my favourite programs in Windows is the free utility from JAM Software, TreeSize free, it integrates into the Windows shell allowing you to right click on any drive or folder and display an overview of the space used and whats consuming it.
I wanted to emulate this in the Linux shell and found a few ways to do it.
du – estimate file space usage
One way to do it in Linux is to emulate it using the ‘du’ command, there are a few ways to do this but by far the best I’ve seen so far is a script written by Andrew Clarke.