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How To Install Duf on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Duf on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Duf on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Duf (Disk Usage Free Utility) is a useful disk monitoring terminal tool written in Golang. It’s a free and open-source cross-platform tool designed to be a replacement for the df command. It allows you to easily check your disk usage and present it in a much more organized and presentable manner.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Duf on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Duf on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Duf on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install Duf using snap packages.

To install Duf, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install duf-utility

Once installed, you will be notified that DUF has successfully been installed. To confirm the version of DUF installed, run:

duf --version
  • install

Duf Linux packages are also available in both .deb files. Now run the following command below to install it:

wget https://github.com/muesli/duf/releases/download/v0.6.2/duf_0.6.2_linux_amd64.deb

Next, Install .deb packages on your Ubuntu:

dpkg -i duf_0.6.2_linux_amd64.deb

Step 3. Accessing Duf on Ubuntu.

Once successfully installed, we can start using duf it to check disk usage on your Linux system.  Simply launch it by using the command duf below:


Install Duf on Ubuntu 20.04

To get more information on  the usage of duf, use the –help option:

duf --help

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Duf. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Duf on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Duf website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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