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Dust is a command-line tool similar to du that displays file and directory usage with a bar displaying its percentage.


USE flags

USE flags for sys-block/dust A more intuitive version of du

debug Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Backtraces


root #emerge --ask sys-block/dust


Displaying usage statistics

To display the storage use in a directory, run dust:

user $dust

Not displaying bars

To have the usage bars not show up, use the -b or --no-percent-bars arguments:

user $dust --no-percent-bars

Reverse output

To have the biggest directories show up on the top, use the -r or --reverse argument:

user $dust --reverse

Filter files

To filter the files searched, use -e or --filter arguments:

user $dust --filter "build\.log"

See also

  • ncdu — a disk usage analyzer with an ncurses interface