Howto find Disk usage of Packages in ubuntu

On November 12, 2008, in Disk usage, find, Howto, packages, ubuntu, by Dipin Krishna

The following command help you to find the disk space used by different packages in ubuntu

open a terminal window and run the command

dpkg-query –show –showformat=’${Package;-50}\t${Installed-Size}\n’ | sort -k 2 -n | grep -v deinstall | awk ‘{printf “%.3f MB \t %s\n”, $2/(1024), $1}’

That will sort the packages by size, putting the largest ones on the bottom.

you can pipe(|} the output for last 10 by using | tail -n 10 at the end of the command


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