I was wondering if there is any way to see the total hard drive space used by any program, after the installation has been completed?
You can do this graphically in Synaptic. if it is not installed, Install it with the command:
sudo apt install synaptic
- First ensure that you enabled the
Download sizecolumns (or only one if you want that one).
- To do this, go to
Columns and Fonts, then tick the columns you want to see.
- !Then click "OK".
Now whenever you will search package It will show Download size and installed size.
For a particular package:
apt-cache show <packagename> | grep -E '^(.*Size|Version|Package)'
Add or remove fields in the grep string as necessary. Since multiple versions may be present, I added the Version and Package fields as well. Note that the
Installed Size field is an estimated value, in KB, whereas the Size field is for the package file and is in bytes.
apt-cache show blender | grep -E '^(.*Size|Version|Package)' Package: blender Version: 2.71~git201406121839.169c95b-0irie1~trusty1 Installed-Size: 140334 Size: 39108640 Package: blender Installed-Size: 63238 Version: 2.69-4ubuntu2 Size: 18696012
To get a list of installed packages, see How to list all installed packages Essentially:
dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall
I am a big fan of baobab to figure out where the big files are hidden. To install:
sudo apt-get install baobab
Here is an answer which doesn't show directly asked packages info, it is covered in other answers in this thread, but though you will probably find helpful to have a list of what takes a lot of space on your file system.
sudo du / -h|sort -n -r|less
will show you the biggest files of your
/ at the top of the screen.
It is generally related to looking for taken space,