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XDU(1)			    General Commands Manual			XDU(1)

NAME
       xdu - display the output	of "du"	in an X	window

SYNOPSIS
       du | xdu	[options]

DESCRIPTION
       Xdu is a	program	for displaying a graphical tree	of disk	space utiliza-
       tion as reported	by the UNIX  utility  "du".   The  user	 can  navigate
       through the tree	structure and change the order of the displayed	infor-
       mation.	The window is divided up into several columns, each  of	 which
       is  one	level  deeper in the directory hierarchy (from left to right).
       Boxes are drawn for each	directory.  The	amount of vertical space occu-
       pied  by	 each box is directly proportional to the amount of disk space
       consumed	by it and all of its children.	The name of each directory and
       the  amount  of	data are displayed provided that there is enough space
       within its box.	Any space at the "bottom" of a box not covered by  its
       children	 to  the  right	represents the space consumed by files in that
       directory (as opposed to	space from its children).

       There are several command line options available.  Equivalent resources
       (if any)	are shown with each option.

       +s     (.showsize: true)	display	sizes (the default).

       -s     (.showsize: false) don't display sizes.

       -c num display num columns.

       -a     (.order: alpha) sorts display alphabetically.

       -ra    (.order: ralpha) sorts display reverse alphabetically.

       -n     (.order: size) sorts display numerically (largest	first).

       -rn    (.order:	rsize)	sorts  display	reverse	 numerically (smallest
	      first).

       -fg color
	      (.foregound) determines the color	of the text and	lines.

       -bg color
	      (.background) determines the color of the	background.

       -rv    reverse video (for monochrome displays)

       In addition to these the	usual toolkit  options	such  as  -rv,	-font,
       -display, -geometry, are	supported.

MOUSE ACTIONS
       The  user  can move up or down the tree by clicking the left mouse on a
       directory box.  If the left most	box is selected, the display will move
       up  one level (assuming you are not already at the root).  If any other
       box is selected,	it will	be placed against the left edge	of the	window
       and the display will be rescaled	appropriately.	At any time the	middle
       mouse will bring	you back to the	root.  Clicking	the right  mouse  will
       exit the	program.

KEYSTROKES
       Several	keystroke  commands are	supported.  Note that all sorting hap-
       pens from the current root node down, so	it is  possible	 to  sort  one
       subtree differently than	another	by clicking into it, doing a sort, and
       going back up to	the parent.

       1-9,0  sets the number of columns in the	display	(0 = 10).

       a      alphabetical sort.

       n      numerical	sort (largest first).

       f      first-in-first-out sort (this is the order  the  data  was  read
	      into the program).

       l      last-in-first-out	sort.

       r      reverse sense of sort.

       s      toggle size display.

       h      display a	popup help window.

       i      display information about	the current root node to standard out.
	      The first	line shows the path within the tree,  the  total  size
	      from this	node on	down, and the precentage that total represents
	      of all of	the data given to xdu.	Subsequent lines show the size
	      and  name	information for	all children of	this node in the order
	      they are currently sorted	in.  This allows tiny  directories  to
	      be  seen	that otherwise could not be labled on the display, and
	      also allows for cutting and pasting of the information.

       /      goto the root.

       q      (or Escape) exit the program.

ACTIONS
       All mouse and keyboard events trigger actions so	they can  all  be  re-
       bound  by  translations	to  suit the individual.  The action functions
       are:

       reset()
	      goes to the root node.

       goto() moves down into the directory currently under the	mouse (and  is
	      thus probably only useful	bound to a mouse button).

       quit() exits the	program.

       reorder(type)
	      sorts  the  display from the current root	node down according to
	      one of: alpha, ralpha (reverse alphabetical), size  (largest  to
	      smallest),  rsize	 (smallest  to	largest), first	(as originally
	      read in),	last (opposite of  original  data),  reverse  (reverse
	      whatever sort mode is currently selected).

       size() toggles size display on/off

       ncol(num)
	      sets the number of columns to num.

       info() displays directory information as	described in the KEYBOARD sec-
	      tion.

       help() displays a popup help window.

       As an example of	rebinding these, you could put the following  in  your
       resources file:

       XDu*translations: #override\n\
		 <Key>X: reorder(reverse)\n\
	     <Btn3Down>: info()

       to  make	the 'x'	key reverse the	current	sort order and the right mouse
       button print the	directory information message.

RESOURCES
       The following resources are supported with some sample values.

       XDu*foreground:		yellow
       XDu*background:		blue4
       XDu*window.width:   600
       XDu*window.height:  480
       XDu*help*foreground:	green
       XDu*help*background:	red4
       XDu.ncol:      5
       XDu.font:      -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal--14-*
       XDu.showsize:	   False
       XDu.order:	   size

EXAMPLE
       cd /usr/src
       du _ /tmp/du.out
       xdu -n /tmp/du.out

BUGS
       On some machines	keyboard input may not be accepted by  xdu  until  the
       mouse  is moved out of and back into the	window.	 I have	been told that
       putting the following in	your resources file may	fix this.

       <window manager name>.FocusLenience: True

SEE ALSO
       du(1)

AUTHOR
       Phillip C. Dykstra
       <phil@arl.army.mil>

				      X11				XDU(1)

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