DirSize is a simple directory reporting tool. It recursively scans the provided (or current) directory, and reports the number of files and director sizes of each sub-directory as well as the files in the directory.
You can sort by Directory name, Files, and Size, although Size is the default.
One of the interesting things about DirSize is it shows a visual representation of the file sizes of counts. I call this a SizeMap or FilesMap and it's the area to the right of the output. If you sort by size (default or
-ss) or directories (
-sd) is will show the SizeMap. If sorted by file counts (
-sf) the map will change to show a visual representation of the number of files per subdirectory.
Snap applications run in a sandbox and by default do not have rights to see all of the files. In order to use DirSize, it needs to be able see file names and sizes. The interface
system-backup gives it that right. Therefore, to use DirSize, you need to allow it access by executing the following command after the DirSize snap is installed:
sudo snap connect dirsize:system-backup
If you change your mind, you can simple remove DirSize by executing:
sudo snap remove dirsize
java -jar dirsize.jar [-D] [-x <filename>] [-ss|-sf|-sd] [-r] [-c width] [-v] [-h|?] [Directory]
-D Run program in debug mode. This will display quite a bit of information on the program as it's running. I usually use this as I debug the program, but if you wish to get a bit more insight into what's going on, go for it.
-e Suppress the error display. Will not show a list of directories DirSize couldn't read
-ss Sort output by the directory sizes. This is the default
-sf Sort output by the number of files
-sd Sort output by directory name
-r Reverse the sorting display
-x FileName Export the results as a CSV to the file provided
-c width The default width for the output is 90 columns. This option will set the width. 60 columns is the current minimum
-v Simply display the program version and exit
-? Display the program help
java -jar dirsize.jar
Display a size sorted report from the current directory
java -jar dirsize.jar -sd C:\Apps
Display a directory name sorted report from the C:\Apps directory
java -jar dirsize.jar -c 100 -sf /home/jimbob
Display a file number sorted report from the jimbob's home dir using 100 columns
java -jar dirsize.jar -x $HOME/usr-output.csv /usr
Output the directory report of
/usr into a CSV file in my home directory
I'm making this freely available in the hope that others may find this useful. Please let me know if you have any issues, please point it in the GitHub issues tool (accessed via the Developer Website link.) For thoughts or suggestions for enhancements please let me know by mailing: email@example.com.
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