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List packages and their disk usage in decreasing order. This uses the "Installed-Size" from the package metadata. It may differ from the actual used space, because e.g. data files (think of databases) or log files may take additional space.
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Requires the "wajig" package to be installed.
dpigs is in the package debian-goodies (debian/ubuntu)
Calculates the size on disk for each package installed on the filesystem (or removed but not purged). This is missing the
| sort -rn
which would put the biggest packges on top. That was purposely left out as the command is slightly on the slow side
Also you may need to run this as root as some files can only be checked by du if you can read them ;)
Use the hold space to preserve lines until data is needed.
If you can do better, submit your command here.
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