Agedu – A Useful Tool for Tracking Down Wasted Disk Space in Linux based on old unused files
Linux provides a standard du command, which scans entire disk and shows you which directories hold the huge amount of data. That can assist you narrow your search to the things most useful deleting.
However, that only shows you what’s huge. What you actually want to know is what’s too huge. By default, du command will not let you differentiate between data that’s huge because you are doing something that needs it to be huge, and data that’s huge because you unpacked it once and ignored about it.
Most Linux file systems, by default only shows when a file was last accessed, but not shown when it was written, modified or even read. So if you created a huge amount of data years ago, forgot to delete it and have never used it since, then it is important to use those last-access time stamps to know the difference between used and unused data.
Agedu pronounced as (age dee you) is an open source and free utility (much like du command) that helps system administrators to track down wasted disk space used by old files and delete them to free up some space.
Agedu does a complete scan and produces reports that shows how much disk space is utilized by each directory and sub directory along with the last-access times of files. In simple words, it simply helps you to free up disk space.
|Agedu - A Useful Tool for Tracking Down Wasted Disk Space in Linux