Disk Usage Analyzer

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Disk Usage Analyzer
Baobab 3.2.1 (Ring Chart)
Screenshot of Disk Usage Analyzer
Original author(s) Fabio Marzocca
Developer(s) Paolo Borelli
Stable release 3.12.2 (May 20, 2014; 49 days ago (2014-05-20)) [±][1]
Preview release 3.13.3 (June 26, 2014; 12 days ago (2014-06-26)) [±][2][3]
Operating system UNIX-like
Type Disk utility
License GNU General Public License
Website wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Baobab

Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical disk usage analyzer for GNOME. It was part of gnome-utils,[4] but was split off for GNOME 3.4. It was originally named Baobab after the Adansonia tree. The software gives the user a menu-driven, graphical representation of what is on a disk drive.[5] The interface allows for selection of specific parts of filesystem being scanned so a single folder, the entire filesystem, and even remote folders and filesystems can be scanned.[6] The graphical representation can be switched between a ring chart and a treemap chart so the presentation can be tailored to the specific content being scanned.[7]

At some point, Disk Usage Analyzer was rewritten in Vala.[8]


At the GNOME Users And Developers European Conference (GUADEC) in 2013, a plan to merge the Disk Usage Analyzer with gnome-system-monitor to a new program called Usage was presented.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "GNOME 3.12.1 release notes". GNOME mailing list. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  2. ^ "core 3.13.3". 
  3. ^ "apps 3.13.3". 
  4. ^ GnomeUtils - GNOME Live!
  5. ^ "Disk Usage Analyzer for GNOME". Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Baobab Usage". Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Baobab Shows". Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  8. ^ https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Baobab/ValaRewrite
  9. ^ https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/Apps/Usage
  10. ^ https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SystemMonitor/MergeWithUsage SystemMonitor

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