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       gt5 - a diff-capable ’du-browser’


       gt5 [ dir | file | dir file | file file2 ] [options]


       gt5 reads the output of du, compares it with a du-log saved by the last
       run, converts it  into  HTML  and  opens  the  resulting  file  with  a

       If  files  are  given  on  the  commandline  they  are  expected  to be
       (optionally gzip/bzip2-compressed) logfiles of du -akx  /some/dir.   It
       is  up  to  you to take care that the given directories/files represent
       the same directory.  gt5 will show lots of new files if you don’t. ;-)


       --cut-at float
              Files and directories that are  below  float  percent  of  their
              parents  are  not shown.  Default is 0.1, gt5 will accept values
              between 0.01 and 30.

              Turn on debug. Generate HTML files and do not run browser.

       --diff-dir directory
              Use directory instead of ~/.gt5-diffs/  to  read/store  du-logs.
              This switch is ignored if gt5 is only used with files.

              Do  not  save the current state, in other words: be able to diff
              against the old state again.  This feature is disabled if gt5 is
              only used with files.

       --help Display brief help.

              Also insert links to files to access them from within gt5.  This
              can be very handy if your browser is configured  to  handle  the
              files  MIME-type  correctly.  This feature is disabled if gt5 is
              only used with files.

       --max-depth int
              Do not show anything below a depth of int  directories.  Default
              is 5 (also see BUGS below).

       --max-lines int
              Only  consider  the int biggest files and directories within the
              output of du.

              Use this if you  are  not  interested  in  the  history  of  the
              directories processed, for example in /tmp.

       --save-as file
              DEPRECATED,  use du -akx or du -ak (see --with-mounts), save the
              output to a file and run gt5 against  one  (ore  two)  of  these
              files later.

              Force  saving  current  state, overwriting a previous --discard.
              (Some people seem to have gt5 aliased to gt5 --discard.)

              Display messages.

              By default gt5 calls du with -akx to ignore mounted filesystems.
              Use  this  to  inspect mounted partitions too, i.e. call du with


       If gawk or a textbrowser are missing and you want to install them  into
       ~/bin  (or  /usr/local/bin  if  you have write access there), gt5 comes
       with the following helpers:

              Download, compile and install a copy of gawk.

              Download, compile and install a copy of links.

              Download, compile and install a copy of links2.

              Download, compile and install a copy of elinks.


       It is recommended to use links with gt5.  Other textbrowsers  are  also
       possible but there are several good reasons why links is given priority
       over the others:

              links is much faster on startup/exit

       lynx:  does not honor a documents coloring

              no colors, unfavourable cursor navigation

              no colors, cant handle <a name>-tags

       w3m:   Version 0.5.2 and  later  are  known  to  work.  Older  versions
              experienced  unfavourable handling of <a name>-tag, unfavourable
              cursor navigation and no colors

       Only links/links2, elinks and lynx are now considered usable (and  also
       chosen in that order). See ENVIRONMENT/GT5_BROWSER below.


              contains a copy of the last run
              compressed du-logs are stored here


              force using a (specific) textbrowser

              force  using  a  (specific)  charset  for HTML header instead of
              using $LANG


       Directories at depth max-depth are  not  browsable  and  so  look  like


       Thomas Sattler <gt5 at gmx dot net>


       du(1), links(1), elinks(1), lynx(1)