Disk Usage Analyzer

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Disk Usage Analyzer
Disk Usage Analyzer 3.32 (Ring Chart)
Screenshot of Disk Usage Analyzer
Original author(s)Fabio Marzocca
Developer(s)Paolo Borelli
Stable release40.2[1] (4 June 2021; 55 days ago (2021-06-04)) [±]
Preview release40.beta[2] (24 February 2021; 5 months ago (2021-02-24)) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating systemUNIX-like
TypeDisk utility
LicenseGNU General Public License

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]

In 2012,[7][8] Disk Usage Analyzer was rewritten in Vala.[9]


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.[10][11]

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  1. ^ Catanzaro, Michael (4 June 2021). "GNOME 40 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  2. ^ Kitouni, Abderrahim (24 February 2021). "GNOME 40.beta released!". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  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://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/baobab/commit/586355bd14c9a4b3b4f5f4563ebef66f84b8df93
  8. ^ https://wiki.gnome.org/action/info/Apps/DiskUsageAnalyzer/ValaRewrite?action=info
  9. ^ https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Baobab/ValaRewrite
  10. ^ https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/Apps/Usage
  11. ^ https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SystemMonitor/MergeWithUsage SystemMonitor
  12. ^ "Check Linux Disk Space from Terminal & Graphic Interface". Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Disk Inventory X". Retrieved 1 Apr 2015. The layout algorithm is based on KDirStat. The idea to develop this program came to me when a fellow of mine showed me his creation WinDirStat.

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