September 12, 2004

OS X Disk Usage Visualization

I keep running out of disk space and I like to get an idea of what is taking up space so I can prioritize burning/deleting. I had used some graphical tools before, such as omni's DiskSweeper , but it isn't free and I don't have the money to spend on this kind of tool when I can do the equivalent on the command line for free (du -kb | sort -n > diskusage.txt). This is fine for smallish directories but I find it doesn't work so well on a 60 GB volume. I did another search for graphical tools and found a sweet free one called Disk Inventory X. It works well and does everything I need it to do so I'm happy.

Posted by bforsyth at September 12, 2004 01:29 AM