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Filelight 15.08.1
Filelight screenshot
Developer(s) Max Howell, Martin Sandsmark
Initial release January 12, 2004 (2004-01-12)
Stable release 15.08.1 / September 15, 2015; 10 months ago (2015-09-15)
Operating system Linux/Unix
Type Disk space analyzer
License GNU General Public License

Filelight is a KDE graphical disk usage analyzer, part of the KDE Utils package, which uses the sunburst chart technique to display disk usage. Instead of showing a tree view of the files within a partition or directory, or even a columns-represent-directories view like xdiskusage, it shows a series of concentric pie charts representing the various directories within the requested partition or directory and the amount of space they use[1] (this method being known as a sunburst chart, ring chart, or multilevel pie chart). A user may also click on the pie chart segment representing a particular directory, and repeat the analysis for that directory,[2] right click that segment to open a file manager or terminal emulator in that location, or copy to clipboard or delete the directory, and they may right click the segment representing a file to open it, copy it to the clipboard, or delete it.

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  1. ^ Purdy, Kevin (2008-01-14). "See Your Hard Drive Space-Eaters with Filelight". lifehacker. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  2. ^ Upfold, Peter (2008-01-07). "Filelight - a KDE disk usage tool". FOSSwire. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 

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