ohmu: visual disk usage

Baobab from Gnome is probably the most popular utility when it comes to visual disk usage check. ncdu would be close as a cmdline and fast alternative. We came across a new utility that tries to bridge the gap by presenting the data visually in the terminal – ohmu.

ohmu is written in python and is under heavy development. There are issues like slow scanning, scope for better visuals etc. but the tool by itself is promising. The colourful blocks representing relative size of files or subdirectory contents make it easier for the user to detect which files are taking up most disk space.


To install on Ubuntu, run:

$ sudo pip install ohmu --upgrade


Scan the current directory:

$ ohmu

Scan a specific directory:

$ ohmu /path/to/dierctory

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