Disk Usage Analyzer

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Disk Usage Analyzer
Original author(s)Fabio Marzocca
Developer(s)Paolo Borelli
Stable release
45.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 19 September 2023; 6 months ago (19 September 2023)
Operating systemUNIX-like
TypeDisk utility
LicenseGNU General Public License
The alternative treemap chart view represents files as rings

Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical disk usage analyzer for GNOME. It was part of GNOME Core Applications,[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

In 2012,[6][7] 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]


  1. ^ "45.0 · Tags · GNOME / baobab · GitLab".
  2. ^ GnomeUtils – GNOME Live!
  3. ^ "Disk Usage Analyzer for GNOME". 4 January 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Baobab Usage". Retrieved 25 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Baobab Shows". 25 August 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Begin rewrite in Vala (586355bd) · Commits · GNOME / Baobab · GitLab".
  7. ^ "Info for "Apps/DiskUsageAnalyzer/ValaRewrite" - GNOME Wiki!".
  8. ^ "Apps/Baobab/ValaRewrite - GNOME Wiki!". Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  9. ^ "Design/Apps/Usage - GNOME Wiki!".
  10. ^ https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SystemMonitor/MergeWithUsage SystemMonitor

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