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 3.12.5 (August 11, 2014; 30 days ago (2014-08-11)) [±][1]
Preview release 3.13.91 (September 3, 2014; 7 days ago (2014-09-03)) [±][2]
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,[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

At some point, Disk Usage Analyzer was rewritten in Vala.[7]


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.[8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "evolution 3.12.5". GNOME mailing list. August 11, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Peters, Frederic (September 03, 2014). "GNOME 3.13.91". gnome-devel-announce mailing list. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnome.devel.announce/384. Retrieved September 04, 2014.
  3. ^ GnomeUtils - GNOME Live!
  4. ^ "Disk Usage Analyzer for GNOME". Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Baobab Usage". Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Baobab Shows". Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  7. ^ https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Baobab/ValaRewrite
  8. ^ https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/Apps/Usage
  9. ^ https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SystemMonitor/MergeWithUsage SystemMonitor

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