How To Check Disk Space Usage With Ncdu Utility

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Webuzo on your Linux server. For those of you who didn’t know, Ncdu (NCurses Disk Usage)  is a command line tool to view and analyse disk space usage on linux. It can drill down into directories and report space used by individual directories. This way it is very easy to track down space consuming files/directories. This article walks you through the process of installing and using NCDU on a Linux server.

Check Disk Space Usage With Ncdu Utility

Install ncdu on RHEL/CentOS


Ncdu sample usage

To start  ncdu type following command on your terminal:


To get more information on selected directory press “i” button:


To see help window with ncdu available options press  “Shift+?” key combination. You can use arrow keys to move up and down for more options.


For command line options and other information, go through the man page of ncdu command.

If you are not satisfied with the standard du command and are looking for a fast, ncurses based du-like utility then try out ncdu. It provides lots of customization options. You’ll definitely like it.

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