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I'm looking for an application which allows me to see what is consuming the most disk space and also to delete the files from there.

  • I'm voting to reopen the question because it has a different starting point and scope than the linked question. I know there will be a significant chunk of overlap in the suggested tools and answers but that's not enough imho; e. g. the author of the linked question already knows Baobab but failed to run it as super-user. – David Foerster Mar 28 '17 at 8:00
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My personal favorite is GNOME Disk Usage Analyzer (baobab):

baobab screenshot

You can install it with

sudo apt-get install baobab

Select any file from the table on the left side to move it to trash on right click.

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  • It seems installed in Gnome. How do you get that gradient look? And can't you delete files graphically with it? – empedokles Sep 6 '15 at 12:01
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    @empedokles no, you can't delete files and I don't know about the gradient. That's just a screenshot I found online. – terdon Sep 6 '15 at 12:02
  • This come pre-installed, search disk in the dash, in Ubuntu and you can delete files by right clicking them and choosing move to rubbish bin – Mark Kirby Sep 6 '15 at 12:10
  • @empedokles I stand corrected, it seems like you can delete files. I've never used it that way though. – terdon Sep 6 '15 at 12:12
  • Seems to work on the left, but not on the graphical side. Disks brings up something else (a partition manager). – empedokles Sep 6 '15 at 12:16
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Personally I like KDirStat

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you can install with

sudo apt-get install kdirstat

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If you're using KDE, I'd recommend filelight

filelight screenshot from debian.net

You may install it using:

apt-get install filelight

It is very similar to GNOME baobab recommended by terdon.

The wikipedia entry says:

Filelight is a KDE graphical disk usage analyzer, part of the KDE Utils package, which uses the sunburst chart technique to display disk usage. Instead of showing a tree view of the files within a partition or directory, or even a columns-represent-directories view like xdiskusage, it shows a series of concentric pie charts representing the various directories within the requested partition or directory and the amount of space they use1 (this method being known as a sunburst chart, ring chart, or multilevel pie chart).

A user may also click on the pie chart segment representing a particular directory, and repeat the analysis for that directory,2 right click that segment to open a file manager or terminal emulator in that location, or copy to clipboard or delete the directory, and they may right click the segment representing a file to open it, copy it to the clipboard, or delete it.

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JDiskReport is a nice tool, it requires Java 6 or later, Java 7 is recommended.

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There is a fully rewritten version of KDirStat, by the same author, named QDirStat. Fast, customizable, using Qt5, desktop-agnostic (not depending on KDE components), and showing a squared view rather than concentric circles, which I personally find clearer. There is a ppa available for the installation.

qdirstat snapshot

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