Filelight is a KDE graphical disk-space analyzer with an innovative presentation technique.
Instead of showing a tree view of the files on your disk, or even a columns-represent-directories view like xdiskusage, it shows a series of concentric pie charts representing the various directories on your hard disk and the amount of space they take up.
Filelight is part of the KDE Extragear package.
Like a pie-chart, but the segments nest, allowing you to easily see which files are taking up all your space.
Filelight requires KDE3 and some kind of *nix.
Listen, Filelight is a great simple program. Helped me find where my space was going. Yet, it such a beautiful way.
Filelight comes with most distributions nowadays, so check with your package manager.
- Source tarball
- Released 02-September-2006
- MD5 aa885e53e09f40e7fdd371395140b957
- Translations tarball
- Released 22-April-2007
- MD5 14b74c4e8095e5979cd9c02c6146ea0e
- Works with KDE 3.1.x
- Source tarball
- Complete package listing.
Installing From Source.
You should be able to just copy and paste the following into a terminal:
cd ~ wget http://methylblue.com/filelight/packages/filelight-1.0.tar.bz2 tar xjf filelight-1.0.tar.bz2 cd filelight-1.0 ./configure --disable-debug && make su -c 'make install'
- How can I keep up to date with releases?
- Subscribe to the Filelight development feed, by copying the URL for this page to your feed reader.
- It errors-out during the compile
- Make sure you have the Qt and KDE development packages installed for your distribution.
- That dang tooltip gets in the way! Can't you make it move out the way of the labels and segments?
- Yes I can, and believe me all my attempts so far have been awful and make it hard to follow the tooltip. I'm working on a solution, honest! But until then moving the mouse wheel up or down will remove the tooltip and it's also on a timer so if you hold the mouse still it disappears after 2.5 seconds.
- Can I open directories I'm browsing with Konqueror?
- Yes, middle clicking on segments opens them according to mime type. So JPEGs open in Kuickshow and directories in Konqi.
- How can I help?
- Feature requests, bug reports, patches. Translations aren't needed thanks; the KDE project translate Filelight already.
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