Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Oct 2006 23:42 UTC
Linux "You don't need a Ph.D. in scientific visualization to have some fun with three-dimensional data. Whether you're searching for an unused nook in a cramped disk partition, or trying to find the bloated temp/ folder that's crashing your system, sometimes the flat folder view of a traditional GUI file browser is little help. Luckily, Linux offers a variety of 3-D filesystems that can make your disk usage statistics come alive."
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RE: du
by woogs on Wed 1st Nov 2006 15:06 UTC in reply to "du"
woogs
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2006-10-09

Spoken like someone who has never actually used the tools in question. It is much, much easier to see how your disk is being used when the information is presented graphically. Yes, the information is the same, but how that information is presented makes a huge difference in how useful it is at the end of the day.

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RE[2]: du
by sbergman27 on Wed 1st Nov 2006 18:03 in reply to "RE: du"
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2005-07-24

I've tried filelight and others... but I always come back to the command line mentioned above because it shows me exactly what I want to see, the way that it is most useful to see it.

Check it out. It's easy, and I'll bet you haven't tried it.

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