How to Install Spaceview Disk Space Analyzer (Disk Utility) in Ubuntu – A Best Disk Usage Indicator for Linux

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Spaceview disk space analyzer (Disk Utility) in Ubuntu. Normally to check disk usage we use commands like df -h. Spaceview disk usage utility will show your disk usage graphically in percentage. It will show you statistics and details of all available partitions i.e Linux partition name, partition alias name, partition number, available and utilized partition space, and so on.

Spaceview disk space analyzer also allows you to set disk/partition alias name. Whenever you connect a USB drive or flash drive immediately the spaceview disk utility tool prompts the device with its details. Here in this article, we are going to install the latest version of the Spaceview disk space analyzer tool in Ubuntu.

How to Install Spaceview Disk Space Analyzer (Disk Utility) in Ubuntu – A Best Disk Usage Indicator for Linux

How to Install Spaceview Disk Space Analyzer (Disk Utility) in Ubuntu – A Best Disk Usage Indicator for Linux

Follow the below steps to install Spaceview disk space analyzer (Disk Utility) in Ubuntu – A best disk usage indicator for Linux

Before starting the installation of the Spaceview Disk utility tool we have to install the required official PPA repository for that. So to install the same refer to the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vlijm/spaceview   # Install PPA Repository
 
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~vlijm/+archive/ubuntu/spaceview
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp_hoecn4u/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp_hoecn4u/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 8FB10032 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmp_hoecn4u/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 8FB10032: public key "Launchpad PPA for jacob" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

Also Read – Managing Disk Usage With Quota

After installing the official PPA repository let’s update the packages and repository of Ubuntu using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/pithos/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                       
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                          
Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vlijm/spaceview/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]                   
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vlijm/spaceview/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [444 B]
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]                                                       
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vlijm/spaceview/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [444 B]                                                                                 
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                                                                              
Get:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vlijm/spaceview/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [176 B]                                                                                
Fetched 325 kB in 10s (30.9 kB/s)                                                                                                                                       
Reading package lists... Done

Now we are ready to install Spaceview Disk space analyzer package. So let’s go ahead and install the Spaceview package using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install spaceview   # Install Spaceview disk usage Utility package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  wmctrl
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  spaceview wmctrl
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 425 not upgraded.
Need to get 43.2 kB of archives.
After this operation, 240 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vlijm/spaceview/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 spaceview amd64 0.5.6-1 [21.5 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 wmctrl amd64 1.07-7 [21.8 kB]
Fetched 43.2 kB in 3s (11.0 kB/s)                                   
Selecting previously unselected package wmctrl.
(Reading database ... 181581 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../wmctrl_1.07-7_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking wmctrl (1.07-7) ...
Selecting previously unselected package spaceview.
Preparing to unpack .../spaceview_0.5.6-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking spaceview (0.5.6-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Setting up wmctrl (1.07-7) ...
Setting up spaceview (0.5.6-1) ...

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Spaceview disk usage package. To confirm the same refer to the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l spaceview   # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  spaceview                            0.5.6-1                 amd64                   SpaceView

You can open the Spaceview disk space analyzer application using Search your computer box.

After installing the official PPA repository let’s update the packages and repository of Ubuntu using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/pithos/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                       
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                          
Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vlijm/spaceview/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]                   
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vlijm/spaceview/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [444 B]
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]                                                       
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vlijm/spaceview/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [444 B]                                                                                 
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                                                                              
Get:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vlijm/spaceview/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [176 B]                                                                                
Fetched 325 kB in 10s (30.9 kB/s)                                                                                                                                       
Reading package lists... Done

Now we are ready to install Spaceview Disk space analyzer package. So let’s go ahead and install the Spaceview package using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install spaceview   # Install Spaceview disk usage Utility package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  wmctrl
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  spaceview wmctrl
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 425 not upgraded.
Need to get 43.2 kB of archives.
After this operation, 240 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vlijm/spaceview/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 spaceview amd64 0.5.6-1 [21.5 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 wmctrl amd64 1.07-7 [21.8 kB]
Fetched 43.2 kB in 3s (11.0 kB/s)                                   
Selecting previously unselected package wmctrl.
(Reading database ... 181581 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../wmctrl_1.07-7_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking wmctrl (1.07-7) ...
Selecting previously unselected package spaceview.
Preparing to unpack .../spaceview_0.5.6-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking spaceview (0.5.6-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Setting up wmctrl (1.07-7) ...
Setting up spaceview (0.5.6-1) ...

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Spaceview disk usage package. To confirm the same refer to the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l spaceview   # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  spaceview                            0.5.6-1                 amd64                   SpaceView

You can open the Spaceview disk space analyzer application using Search your computer box. After opening the application you will get a sticky tool on your taskbar beside the time of the system.

Also Read – Useful Linux Fdisk Command With Examples – A Linux Disk Partition Tool

How To Uninstall Spaceview Disk Space Analyzer (Disk Utility) On Ubuntu?

If you want to remove Spaceview Disk Space Analyzer (Disk Utility) from your system, enter the following command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r spaceview   # Uninstall Spaceview Disk Usage application
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
(Reading database ... 215786 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing spaceview (0.5.6-1) ...
dpkg: warning: while removing spaceview, directory '/opt' not empty so not removed
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to Install Spaceview Disk Space Analyzer (Disk Utility) in Ubuntu – A Best Disk Usage Indicator for Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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