Skip to main content

Find, Move, Search, Replace, Copy and Do everything using a single command ncdu in Linux/Unix

It is very efficient to use command line in Linux/Unix for many operations like Copying, Moving, Removing and Searching in Linux.

NCDU stands for ncdu (NCurses Disk Usage)

Its utility is as follows

ncdu <options> <directory>

  -h                         This help message
  -q                         Quiet mode, refresh interval 2 seconds
  -v                         Print version
  -x                         Same filesystem
  -r                         Read only
  -o FILE                    Export scanned directory to FILE
  -f FILE                    Import scanned directory from FILE
  -0,-1,-2                   UI to use when scanning (0=none,2=full ncurses)
  --exclude PATTERN          Exclude files that match PATTERN
  -X, --exclude-from FILE    Exclude files that match any pattern in FILE
  --exclude-caches           Exclude directories containing CACHEDIR.TAG 
To install ncdu in Ubuntu
#apt-get install ncdu

To use just type ncdu in the command terminal


You can be able to do operation on files and folders

To delete just select the file/folder by going up and down arrow and just pressing the d.