Checking disc space usage

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  1. TheBandit macrumors newbie

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    How do you check disc space usage on Mac OSX Mountain Lion?
    And I don't mean checking for how much space is available, i mean checking to see what is taking up every GB of space.
     
  2. dyt1983, Dec 30, 2014
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    That still doesn't show what is taking up hard drive space, there is a large number under "other" but I don't know what "other" is.
     
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    Another option which is more comprehensive is to use this terminal command
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /

    I prefer to redirect it to a text file (this puts it in your Documents folder
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g / > ~/Documents/du.txt
     

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