Disk Hog: Tracking System Disk Usage

Using a Perl script and World Wide Web, Mr. Griffin shows us how to determine which users are hogging the disk space.


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Re: Linux Gazette: Disk Hog: Tracking System Disk Usage

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The article above was very impressive

by the way where can i get the perl scrit from

I was not able to find any Download link -



Re: Linux Gazette: Disk Hog: Tracking System Disk Usage

Anonymous's picture

Not bad, but low efficient , can i -> du > momory instead of a temp file?

Re: Linux Gazette: Disk Hog: Tracking System Disk Usage

Anonymous's picture


you didn't look carefully. There IS a link in the text above

"The complete source code for my Perl script is available by anonymous download in the file ftp://ftp.ssc.com/pub/lj/listings/issue44/2416.tgz ."

I tried it today and not only found the script but made it working on my RH 8.0 Linux machine.

I also found modified version on


where - since the results are published - I downloaded the gif images of balls and the piglet.

Good luck,


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