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    Any recommendations for GUI for simple listing of folder sizes

    Windows allow user to hover over folder name and see it's size. Does Ubuntu have a GUI which provides quick way to determine folder sizes?
    I'm old, but still tryin'. Your patience appreciated.

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    Re: Any recommendations for GUI for simple listing of folder sizes

    Doesn't the file manager show the sum of the sizes of the files in a directory when right clicking on a folder and selecting properties ?

    Beyond that there's baobab aka Disk Usage Analyzer, which is meant for finding out what exactly is using all that space ...

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    Re: Any recommendations for GUI for simple listing of folder sizes

    Doesn't the file manager show the sum of the sizes of the files in a directory when right clicking on a folder and selecting properties ?
    Yes it does in Ubuntu 20.04.

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    Re: Any recommendations for GUI for simple listing of folder sizes

    CLI is a bit easier:
    Code:
    du -ash /path/to/folder

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    Re: Any recommendations for GUI for simple listing of folder sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by daniewicz View Post
    Yes it does in Ubuntu 20.04.
    Same is true for Dolphin, the file manager that comes with KDE/Kubuntu. Right-click > Properties.
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    Re: Any recommendations for GUI for simple listing of folder sizes

    And it's the same in Xubuntu using thunar, but like ActionParsnip I think it's even quicker and more useful to use a du command with some different options to those he shows which just throw an error message for me.

    The command I have set as an alias is du -h -d 1 | sort -hwhich lists all folders and sorts them by size of their content.
    Code:
    4.0K	./abcde
    4.0K	./Desktop
    4.0K	./.mkusb
    4.0K	./MY_PVR
    4.0K	./System Volume Information
    4.0K	./.xournal
    8.0K	./.ssh
    12K	./.dbus
    28K	./.gnupg
    32K	./.gconf
    44K	./.dvdcss
    68K	./.audacity-data
    76K	./.pki
    100K	./.hugindata
    156K	./Playlists
    248K	./Icons
    400K	./.thumbnails
    412K	./.java
    544K	./.openshot_qt
    880K	./Abiword_docs
    1.1M	./Misc
    1.2M	./Phone
    1.3M	./.foobillardplus
    1.6M	./.zoom
    2.5M	./Calibre Library
    5.8M	./Power_Supplier
    7.9M	./Attachments
    9.6M	./.get_iplayer
    9.8M	./Quicknotes
    42M	./dwhelper
    42M	./.local
    81M	./Bank
    153M	./.googleearth
    274M	./Dropbox
    335M	./snap
    391M	./.mozilla
    424M	./PDF
    481M	./mp3edit
    547M	./Pics
    665M	./.config
    1.6G	./.cache
    1.9G	./Backup
    3.0G	./.thunderbird
    4.9G	./Documents
    8.1G	./VirtualBox VMs
    13G	./Music2
    14G	./Music
    19G	./Audio_recording
    22G	./Downloads
    44G	./Pictures
    68G	./Videos
    201G	.
    Does it really need to be a GUI?
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    Re: Any recommendations for GUI for simple listing of folder sizes

    I'd use:
    Code:
    du -a $HOME | sort -n -r | head -n 10
    If you want the 10 largest. If you notice from ajgreeny's output they aren't in size order

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