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 release3.32.1[1] (17 April 2019; 6 days ago (2019-04-17)) [±]
Preview release3.31.92[2] (9 March 2019; 45 days ago (2019-03-09)) [±]
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]

At some point[when?], 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]

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  1. ^ Müllner, Florian (17 April 2019). "GNOME Shell 3.32.1". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. ^ Jardón, Javier (9 March 2019). "GNOME 3.32rc2 (3.31.92) RELEASED (was GNOME 2.32rc2 (2.31.92) RELEASED)". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  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
  10. ^ "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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