Disk Usage Analyzer

Baobab or Disk Usage Analyzer is a free program for the analysis of Partitions-/Verzeichnisstruktur. The name comes from the baobab trees and is an allusion to the characteristic tree of directory structures.

There are two ways in Baobab view the structure. Firstly, there is a kind of pie chart in which there is a core ( gray), which corresponds to the selected directory. Then there is a layer of annular clips, representing the respective direct sub-directories. In the second layer then is the annular cut-outs of the sub-directories second plane. The graph goes up to the maximum 5th level. Unlike WinDirStat or similar programs Baobab does not show any files. The second option is used to display the current directory in a rectangle. Here, similar to the KDirStat more rectangles for the subdirectories are located and another for the subfolders in further levels.

Since under Unix-like operating systems, a partition can be mounted to any directory, Baobab makes no distinction between partitions and directories, and thus searched any partitions that have been incorporated into directories that are searched. However, there is an option to ignore certain mounted partitions.

Baobab is written in C and uses GTK .

It is by default in Ubuntu ( analyze as program disk usage ), but also installed in openSUSE and is part of gnome- utils.

Similar tools

  • Disk Inventory X (Mac OS X, GPL)
  • FSView (Unix / Linux, GPL)
  • Graphical Disk Map (Linux (GTK ), GPL)
  • KDirStat (KDE, GPL)
  • Sequoia View (Windows)
  • TreeSize (Windows)
  • WinDirStat (Windows)
  • JDiskReport (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Java)