How To Monitor & View Disk Space in Linux (Agedu)

Agedu is a Unix utility developed to track disk space in our storage units entirely and comprehensively.

In Linux, we have a command like this which scans the entire disk and displays information about which directories contain the most significant amount of data which results in a much more centralized management task.

Step 1: How to Install Agedu on Linux

To install Agedu in Debian and Ubuntu, execute the following:

sudo apt-get install agedu

In CentOS and RedHat operating systems, run the following, being necessary to install the EPEL package:

yum install epel-release
yum install agedu

For Fedora, use the following:

sudo dnf install agedu

And for Arch Linux:

sudo yaourt -S agedu

For other Linux distros, use the following lines in their order:

wget 0329.af641e6.tar.gz
tar -xvf agedu-20180329.af641e6.tar.gz
cd agedu-20180329.af641e6
sudo make install

Step 2: How to Use Agedu

To perform a complete scan of the /home/user directory and also of its subdirectories and, execute the following:

agedu -s /home/user/

Now, let's run the following command to consult the newly created index file:

agedu -w

There is shown the URL through you can access to see a graphical view of the data.

Go to a web browser and execute the following line:


To create and set a custom port number for Agedu, run the following command:

agedu -w --address

If we want to add another level of protection for Agedu, use the next line:

gedu -w --address --auth basic

If you wants this information in the terminal, execute the following:

agedu -t /home/user

Agedu is a practical utility to bring a centralized control over the hard disk space.

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