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Developer(s)Max Howell, Martin Sandsmark, et al.
Initial releaseJanuary 12, 2004 (2004-01-12)
Stable release
22.12.3 / March 2, 2023; 14 months ago (2023-03-02)
Operating systemLinux/Unix//BSD/Windows
TypeDisk space analyzer
LicenseGPL-2.0-only or GPL-3.0-only

Filelight is a graphical disk usage analyzer part of the KDE Gear.

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 is known as a multilevel pie chart, sunburst chart or ring chart.[2][3] Users may also on the pie-chart segment representing a particular directory and repeat the analysis for that directory,[4] right click that segment to open a file manager or terminal emulator in that location, or copy to clipboard or delete the directory, and 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. ^ "Software nachinstallieren". Linux-Systemadministration. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2005-01-01. pp. 347–361. doi:10.1007/3-540-27131-7_12. ISBN 9783540203995.
  3. ^ Huang, C.-H.; Lanciotti, E.; Magini, N.; Ratnikova, N.; Sanchez-Hernandez, A.; Serfon, C.; Wildish, T.; Zhang, X. (2012-01-01). "Data Storage Accounting and Verification at LHC experiments" (PDF). Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 396 (3): 032090. Bibcode:2012JPhCS.396c2090H. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/396/3/032090. ISSN 1742-6596.
  4. ^ Upfold, Peter (2008-01-07). "Filelight - a KDE disk usage tool". FOSSwire. Retrieved 2014-07-05.

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