sp 1.1.0

Quickly find out which directories / files are hogging your disk space
sp is a Python utility to quickly find out which directories / files are hogging your disk space.

Developer comments

I used to work for Turner Broadcasting, and we used an internal Perl script named sp to find files hogging disk space on a server.

I have long ago left Turner, and never brought the source code along with me, so I decided to re-write it in Python.

In a nutshell, here's what it does:

- Recurse through directories from a starting point (current working dir, or a directory you specify).
- Gather all file sizes, and therefore, also directory sizes.
- List all directories largest to smallest, and same for files.
- Be able to ignore files less than a certain size while still letting their size count toward their parent directory's size.
- Be able to ignore directories less than a certain size while still letting their size count toward their parent directory's size.
- Limit number of files displayed per directory. For instance... Show only the top 15 largest files.
- Limit depth to recurse.

Installation

sp uses setuptools for installation. It has no dependencies. sp is easy_installable:

 easy_install sp

Alternatively, download and unpack the tarball and install:

 tar zxf sp-1.0.2.tar.gz
 python setup.py install


On UNIX systems, use sudo for the latter command if you need to install the scripts to a directory that requires root privileges:

 sudo python setup.py install

The development git repository can be checked out anonymously:

 git clone https://github.com/pthrasher/sp.git

There is one little tweak to the installation that you may want to consider. By default, setuptools installs scripts indirectly; the scripts installed to $prefix/bin or Python2xScripts use setuptools' pkg_resources module to load the exact version of sp egg that installed the script, then runs the script's main() function. This is not usually a bad feature, but it can add substantial startup overhead for a small command-line utility like sp. If you want the response of sp to be snappier, I recommend installing custom scripts that just import the sp module and run the sp_main() function. See the file examples/sp for an example.

Using sp

To recursively search from the current directory with default settings:

  sp

To do anything else, see the help.

 sp --help

Bugs and Such

If you find a bug, or a missing feature you really want added, please post to the issue-tracker on github.com.

last updated on:
February 15th, 2012, 2:48 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Philip Thrasher
homepage:
pypi.python.org
license type:
Other/Proprietary License
category:
ROOT \ Utilities

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