Jens Segers on Mar 20 2016

Find large directories and files on Debian or Ubuntu with ncdu

Time to stop using the find command to search for large directories or files on your servers. There's a neat disk usage analyser tool called ncdu that you should definitely give a try!

Install ncdu using apt-get on Debian or Ubuntu:

apt-get install ncdu

To search for large directories or files starting from root, use:

ncdu /

Use your arrow keys to navigate and press d to delete a directory or folder. Handy right?!


Jean-Marc Amon 1 year ago

Great. Thanks for this one, very usefull

Andreas Jeitler 2 months ago

Searched such a tool for years. Handling with du can be boaring :) Thnx!