Finding APT Packages That Occupy The Most Disk Space On Debian/Ubuntu Linux

Finding APT Packages That Occupy The Most Disk Space On Debian/Ubuntu

Finding APT PackagesThat Occupy The Most Disk Space On Debian/Ubuntu

Are you running out of disk space on your Debian or Ubuntu Linux then this tutorial post is for you as we will show you the method to know which installed Debian or Ubuntu packages occupy the most disk space.

Finding APT PackagesThat Occupy The Most Disk Space On Debian/Ubuntu

You need to install the dpigs command to check the installed apt package that occupies the most disk space on Ubuntu/Debian. To install dpigs,  You need to install a package Debian-goodies. Run the following command in your Ubuntu or Debian-based operating system.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install debian-goodies

Let us see which Debian or Ubuntu-installed APT packages occupy the most space with the following command.

dpigs

You will see the output something like this:

603552 firefox
414023 google-chrome-stable
308331 ansible
37002 libgl1-mesa-dri
Run the following command to see top 20 packages occupying large disk space on your Debian or Ubuntu Linux system:
dpigs -n 20
dpigs --lines=20

You can remove or uninstall unwanted packages with the following commands:

sudo apt remove firefox
sudo apt autoremove

Run the following command to display package sizes in a human-readable format.

dpigs -H
dpigs --lines=30 --human-readable
dpigs -H -n 30

More Reading

Post navigation

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *