Last Updated: January 31, 2020
· creaktive

Hunting "space hogs" on remote servers with ncdu

When you're on GUI, huge files are easily spotted via Disk Inventory X or similar. But how about Unix servers accesses via remote shell? On the CLI side of the force,du -sh can be quite painful to spot forgotten temporary files in this case.

Let's peek at the TUI side of the force, then:

ncdu screenshot

This thingie is called ncdu, and it works on a variety of platforms.