Manual page for XDU(1)
xdu - display the output of "du" in an X window
du | xdu [options]
is a program for displaying a graphical tree of disk space
utilization as reported by the UNIX utility "du". The
user can navigate through the tree structure and change
the order of the displayed information. The window
is divided up into several columns, each of which is one level
deeper in the directory hierarchy (from left to right). Boxes
are drawn for each directory. The amount of vertical space
occupied by each box is directly proportional to the amount of
disk space consumed by it and all of its children. The name of
each directory and the amount of data are displayed provided
that there is enough space within its box. Any space at the
"bottom" of a box not covered by its children to the right
represents the space consumed by files in that directory
(as opposed to space from its children).
There are several command line options available. Equivalent
resources (if any) are shown with each option.
display sizes (the default).
don't display sizes.
- -c num
display num columns.
sorts display alphabetically.
sorts display reverse alphabetically.
sorts display numerically (largest first).
sorts display reverse numerically (smallest first).
- -fg color
determines the color of the text and lines.
- -bg color
determines the color of the background.
reverse video (for monochrome displays)
In addition to these the usual toolkit options such as
-rv, -font, -display, -geometry, are supported.
The user can move up or down the tree by clicking the left mouse on
a directory box. If the left most box is selected, the display will
move up one level (assuming you are not already at the root). If any
other box is selected, it will be placed against the left edge of the
window and the display will be rescaled appropriately.
At any time the middle mouse will bring you back to the root.
Clicking the right mouse will exit the program.
Several keystroke commands are supported. Note that all sorting happens
from the current root node down, so it is possible to sort one subtree
differently than another by clicking into it, doing a sort, and going
back up to the parent.
sets the number of columns in the display (0 = 10).
numerical sort (largest first).
first-in-first-out sort (this is the order the
data was read into the program).
reverse sense of sort.
toggle size display.
display a popup help window.
display information about the current root node to standard out.
The first line shows the path within the tree, the total size
from this node on down, and the precentage that total represents
of all of the data given to xdu. Subsequent lines show the
size and name information for all children of this node in the
order they are currently sorted in. This allows tiny directories
to be seen that otherwise could not be labled on the display,
and also allows for cutting and pasting of the information.
goto the root.
exit the program.
All mouse and keyboard events trigger actions so they can all
be rebound by translations to suit the individual. The action
goes to the root node.
moves down into the directory currently under the mouse
(and is thus probably only useful bound to a mouse button).
exits the program.
sorts the display from the current root node down according to
one of: alpha, ralpha (reverse alphabetical), size (largest to
smallest), rsize (smallest to largest), first (as originally read
in), last (opposite of original data), reverse (reverse whatever
sort mode is currently selected).
toggles size display on/off
sets the number of columns to num.
displays directory information as described in the KEYBOARD section.
displays a popup help window.
As an example of rebinding these, you could put the following
in your resources file:
to make the 'x' key reverse the current sort order and the right
mouse button print the directory information message.
The following resources are supported with some sample values.
du > /tmp/du.out
xdu -n /tmp/du.out
On some machines keyboard input may not be accepted by xdu until
the mouse is moved out of and back into the window. I have been
told that putting the following in your resources file may fix
<window manager name>.FocusLenience: True
Phillip C. Dykstra
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97