Friday, August 17, 2007

FileLight - graphical disk usage and statistics

We all know most user's desktop runs and boots operating system from their harddisk. Simply from a harddisk, which is usually composed of files and folders. But trying to think how these data are scattered out or organized and logically located without overwriting each other and knowing where the other sector part ends and continued from your harddisk would be almost impossible for an average desktop user like me!

And the light showed up.

Presenting FileLight.

A graphical disk usage and statistics tool. Graphical visualization is always nice, its light for the eyes and not heavy for the brains.

Filelight graphically represents a file system as a set of concentric segmented-rings, indicating where diskspace is being used. Segments expanding from the center represent files (including directories), with each segment's size being proportional to the file's size and directories having child segments.

Filelight gathers folder and file information from your harddisk including harddisk technical information and presents this data in an interactive map of concentric segmented-rings that helps any type of users visualise his own disk usage on your computer. Using this graphical approach, filelight allows a user to exactly pinpoint from which part of the harddisk geometry shown from the graph a file or folder is located.

Here is another easy part that goes with FileLight.

How to install FileLight in Fedora 7?

Fedora makes package installation easier and seamlessly smoother than every Fedora distro released!


Yum downloads 150K of rpm package from Fedora repo. As follow

# yum -y install filelight

Launch: Ctrl+F2

View my harddisk pie chart:

Another useful tool for most linux users around.

Hope this interests all of us.


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