Command line disk space visualization tool
What is duviz?
duviz is a (Python 3) command-line tool to visualize disk space usage.
It’s like the plethora of desktop applications and widgets (e.g. Filelight, DaisyDisk, WinDirStat, JDiskReport, TreeSize, SpaceSniffer, …), but instead of a fancy GUI with animated pie charts and shaded boxes you get a funky “ASCII art style hierarchical tree of bars” in your shell. If that didn’t make a lot of sense to you, look at this example of this /opt folder:
$ duviz /opt ________________________________________________________________________________ [ /opt ] [____________________________________3.30GB____________________________________] [ local ] [____________________________________3.30GB____________________________________] [ var ][ lib ][ share ][Libr][lib]| [_____________1.36GB____________][______925.47MB______][411.37MB][231.]| [ macports ]|[gcc][gcc4]||| ||||||[Fra]|[gc] | [____________1.36GB____________]|[226.]||| ||||||| | [ software ][distfile]| | || | | ||||||||[Pyt] [x8] [____785.31MB____][421.56MB]| | || | | ||||||||  [gc]|||||||||||||||||||| | ||| | [Ve] || |||||||||||||||||||| | ||| |  ||
- Basically it consists of just one Python 3 script duviz.py. No installation required: put it where you want it. Use it how you want it.
- Only uses standard library and just depends on du and ls utilities, which are available out of the box on a typical Unix platform (Linux, macOS)
- Speed. No need to wait for a GUI tool to get up and running, let alone scanning your disk. The hard work is done by du (or ls), which run an C-speed.
- Progress reporting while you wait. Be hypnotized!
- Detects your terminal width for maximum visualization pleasure.
- Apart from file size (the default), you can also just count files (inodes)
- With Pip
duviz can be installed through pip (e.g. in a virtual env):
pip install duviz
which will install the duviz utility to the corresponding bin folder.
- With Homebrew
duviz can also be installed with Homebrew:
brew install https://raw.github.com/soxofaan/duviz/master/extra/homebrew/duviz.rb
- No installation
The file duviz.py is also intended to be usable as a standalone Python script, without having to install it. Download duviz.py to some location of your liking and run it:
Python 2 Support
duviz was originally (2009) a Python 2 script, and started supporting Python 3 around 2016. With the end of life of Python 2 nearing in 2019, support for Python 2 was dropped. The Python 2 compatible version can be found in the py2-compatible branch (last release: 1.1.1).
If you run duviz without arguments, it will render the disk usage of the current working folder. If you specify one or more directories, it will render the usage of those directories, how intuitive is that!
Instead of size in bytes, you can also get inode usage: just use the option --inodes (or -i in short).
Run it with option --help for more options.
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