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Baobab – Graphically Analyze File Trees October 25, 2005

Posted by Carthik in applications, ubuntu.
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Baobab is cool little tool to analyze disk space usage graphically. It displays the space used by directories on your hard drive, so you know what’s eating up all your space. It is sort of the like the application called “tree” that’s available for windows. Baobabs are large trees, usually found in Africa – so that’s a real nice name for the tool.

You can, of course install it in Breezy by doing a
$sudo apt-get install baobab

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1. Pascal - October 26, 2005

Just for us KDE folks, if you’re after the KDE app of this functionality, try KDirStat. I have not tried Baobab (this is in fact the first I hear of it), but it definitely has a much more interesting name than KDirStat. 🙂

Cheers mate.

2. robotgeek - October 26, 2005

Also, there is filelight which shows pi charts for disk usage. Very nice looking tool.

3. Brian - April 6, 2006

I ran the command that you posted. Everything seemed to work ok; however, how do I run the application. Yes I am new to Ubuntu.
Thank you for your time.

4. ubuntonista - April 6, 2006

Brian, you can also open a terminal and type
$baobab & (the and at the end detaches the gui app from the terminal, sort of)

It should also be in your menus somewhere. (application->accessories->Baobab)

5. porno sikiş - September 27, 2010

Also, there is filelight which shows pi charts for disk usage. Very nice looking tool.

6. sex sikiş - September 28, 2010

Brian, you can also open a terminal and type
$baobab & (the and at the end detaches the gui app from the terminal, sort of)


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