disk usage indicator icon like windows 7

disk usage indicator icon like windows 7

Postby jeevanromi on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:29 am

is disk usage indicator icon available in linux? like the one in windows 7
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Re: disk usage indicator icon like windows 7

Postby mank_in on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:55 am

I run LM a half year and i didn't see something like that ( maybe i am wrong ). But you can check how much space left with:

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Of course you must mount the partition you first :)
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Re: disk usage indicator icon like windows 7

Postby mads on Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:22 pm

You can also see something similar to disk usage indicator either by running
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gnome-system-monitor

or
Menu > search for "System Monitor" > File Systems
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Re: disk usage indicator icon like windows 7

Postby Aging Technogeek on Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:50 pm

There are three apps that I know of that will give you a graphical representation of disk usage similar to, but more detailed than, the Windows program you refer to.

Disk Usage Analyzer
Installed by default as part of original install.
Access Menu=>Accessories=>Disk Usage Analyzer

Disk Utility
Also called Palimpsest in Package Manager. Also part of original install.
Access Menu=>Accessories=>Disk Utility

Gparted
Not installed. Install via Software or Package Manager.
Access (when installed) Menu=>Other=>Gparted
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Re: disk usage indicator icon like windows 7

Postby anandrkris on Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:03 am

Not sure, if there is an indicator built into File Manager. I run KDE and i think Dolphin shows space left left in status bar.

When I hit the max space, i use 'du' to identify the big files and clean up unnecessary files to get back the space.

Came across 'agedu' utility recently. http://www.linux.org/article/view/view-disk-usage-visually-with-agedu

Looks like, Filelight is an option for KDE users.
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Re: disk usage indicator icon like windows 7

Postby rogerskibicki on Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:08 am

If its a concern where you would like to monitor the use constantly then Conky is just the ticket.
You chose what you would like to monitor and make it persistent on your desktop.
Tho this does not run in your file manager it is a better solution than Windows, i have mine showing a transparent clock and CPU temp.
See the forum topics under Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets

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Re: disk usage indicator icon like windows 7

Postby BrowserXL on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:50 am

Does it have to be grahpic and constantly monitored, or do you want a quick look now and then to keep track of the current status?

I usually use

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df -h


to have a look at the status of disk usage. I really like the presentation of it.

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