How can I see what is taking up my disk space?

May 12, 2018 49 views
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andya
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andya

I would like to see what is using up all my disk space - I have entry level 20gb and run my website of this but keep hitting my limited and so being taken offline. i want to clear out unused data but need to see what some level of what is sucking the space dry.

Thanks

2 Answers

@andya

Use this command to check which directory is eating your disk space

cd / && sudo du -h --max-depth=1 .

It might take a while to get executed.

Hope this helps.

@Mohsen47 's answer is correct, but a cleaner solution is to install ncdu:

Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install ncdu

CentOS/Fedora:

sudo yum install ncdu

Once installed, you can simply run this:

ncdu /
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