This article walks you through the process of installing and using NCDU on a Linux server.  NCDU can be used to track disk usage in Linux.

  1. Download the latest version of NCDU by browsing to
  2. Upload the compressed file to your Linux server.
  3. Login to your Linux server via SSH.
  4. Browse to the directory that contains the compressed file.
  5. Unzip the compressed file.

    #tar -xzvf ncdu-1.8.tar.gz

  6.  Rename the ncdu directory

    #mv ncdu-1.8 ncdu

  7. Run the following commands:

    #cd ncdu

    #./configure –prefix=/usr


    #make install

Note : first go to root directory means to / (e.g. cd / after that run ncdu command from command prompt).

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