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.
non-root sudo useror 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 Linux packages are also available in both
.deb files. Now run the following command below to install it:
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 to check disk usage on your Linux system. Simply launch it by using the command
To get more information on the usage of
duf, use the –help option:
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.