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KDirStat is for Graphical and numeric display of used disk space on KDE Linux or X11 Platforms


Display Features

    * Graphical and numeric display of used disk space
    * Files kept apart from directories in separate <Files> items to prevent cluttering the display
    * All numbers displayed human readable - e.g., 34.4 MB instead of 36116381 Bytes
    * Different colors in the directory tree display to keep the different tree levels visually apart
    * Display of latest change time within an entire directory tree - you can easily see what object was changed last and when.

Treemap Display

    * Treemap as alternate (auxiliary) view of a directory tree
    * Easily find large in a directory tree: You see the entire tree at once. Large rectangles are large files - you can see them even if they are hidden somewhere deep within the tree.
    * Treemap view slaved to the tree (list) view: Click on a file in the treemap, and it is selected in the tree view - and vice versa.
    * Treemap tiles are colored by file type - all images in cyan, all audio tracks (MP3 etc.) in yellow, executables in magenta etc.; you can see from the color what a treemap rectangle is.
    * Many treemap variants available:
          o Plain treemap
          o Squarified treemap (no thin elongated rectangles)
          o Cushion treemap
          o Colored treemap
          o All combinations of the above
    * Fast implementation: Treemap built in fractions of a second (on quite ordinary machines: Athlon-550 class)
    * Treemap subwindow can be resized as the user prefers
    * Treemap can be switched off with a single keypress (F9)
    * Context menu with cleanup actions etc.
    * Zoom the treemap in/out treemap with double click (left/right)
    * Many treemap configuration options

Directory Reading


      Stays on one file system by default - reads mounted file systems only on request.

      You don't care about a mounted /usr file system if the root file system is full and you need to find out why in a hurry, nor do you want to scan everybody's home directory on the NFS server when your local disk is full.
    * Network transparency: Scan FTP or Samba directories - or whatever else protocols KDE support.
    * Cache file reading and writing: Use the supplied Perl script kdirstat-cache-writer to scan directory trees in cron jobs over night and view the result with KDirStat whenever it is convenient - without creating I/O load on the machine you are scanning. You can also use that script to scan directories on a server and view the result on any machine that has KDE running. The server doesn't need any more infrastructure than a normal Perl installation (i.e., no X11 or KDE required).
    * PacMan animation while directories are being read. OK, this is not exactly essential, but it's fun.

Cleaning up

    * Predefined cleanup actions: Easily delete a file or a directory tree, move it to the KDE trash bin, compress it to a .tar.bz2 archive or simply open a shell or a Konqueror window there.
    * User-defined cleanup actions: Add your own cleanup commands or edit the existing ones.
    * "Send mail to owner" report facility: Send a mail requesting the owner of a large directory tree to please clean up unused files.


    * Feedback mail facility: Rate the program and tell the authors your opinion about it. 

Categories: Utilities - Hard Drive - Disc Mapping - KDE LINUX - X11  - Cushion Treemaps


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