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app du-dust

A more intuitive version of du

17 releases

new 0.6.1 Jul 19, 2021
0.5.4 Jan 16, 2021
0.5.3 Sep 3, 2020
0.5.1 Mar 1, 2020
0.3.1 May 9, 2018

#5 in Command line utilities

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Build Status


du + rust = dust. Like du but more intuitive.


Because I want an easy way to see where my disk is being used.




Cargo Packaging status

  • cargo install du-dust

🍺 Homebrew (Mac OS)

  • brew install dust

🍺 Homebrew (Linux)

  • brew tap tgotwig/linux-dust && brew install dust


  • Download Linux/Mac binary from Releases
  • unzip file: tar -xvf _downloaded_file.tar.gz
  • move file to executable path: sudo mv dust /usr/local/bin/


Dust is meant to give you an instant overview of which directories are using disk space without requiring sort or head. Dust will print a maximum of one 'Did not have permissions message'.

Dust will list a slightly-less-than-the-terminal-height number of the biggest subdirectories or files and will smartly recurse down the tree to find the larger ones. There is no need for a '-d' flag or a '-h' flag. The largest subdirectories will be colored.


Usage: dust
Usage: dust <dir>
Usage: dust <dir>  <another_dir> <and_more>
Usage: dust -p (full-path - Show fullpath of the subdirectories)
Usage: dust -s (apparent-size - shows the length of the file as opposed to the amount of disk space it uses)
Usage: dust -n 30 (shows 30 directories instead of the default [default is terminal height])
Usage: dust -d 3  (shows 3 levels of subdirectories)
Usage: dust -r  (reverse order of output)
Usage: dust -X ignore  (ignore all files and directories with the name 'ignore')
Usage: dust -x (only show directories on the same filesystem)
Usage: dust -b (do not show percentages or draw ASCII bars)
Usage: dust -i (do not show hidden files)
Usage: dust -c (No colors [monochrome])
Usage: dust -f (Count files instead of diskspace)


Note: Apparent-size is calculated slightly differently in dust to gdu. In dust each hard link is counted as using file_length space. In gdu only the first entry is counted.


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