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Last Update:

28 Apr 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Andy Boot


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This is a prerelease version of Dust.

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0.8.1-alpha2 | Updated: 28 Apr 2022



Downloads of v 0.8.1-alpha2:



Software Author(s):

  • Andy Boot


gnu du unix cli foss

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Dust 0.8.1-alpha2

This is a prerelease version of Dust.

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Dependency requires reboot


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Dust, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Dust, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Dust, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade dust -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --prerelease [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade dust -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --prerelease

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install dust
    name: dust
    version: '0.8.1-alpha2'
    state: present
    allow_prerelease: yes

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'dust' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.8.1-alpha2'
  options  '--prerelease'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller dust
    Name        = "dust"
    Version     = "0.8.1-alpha2"
    Source      = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
    chocoParams = "--prerelease"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'dust':
  ensure          => '0.8.1-alpha2',
  install_options => ['--prerelease'],
  provider        => 'chocolatey',
  source          => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 28 Apr 2022.


Package Parameters

  • /GNU - Install GNU ABI executable instead of native MSVC ABI.

Build Status

du + rust = dust. Like du but more intuitive.




Dust is meant to give you an instant overview of which directories are using disk space without requiring sort or head. Dust will print a maximum of one 'Did not have permissions message'.

Dust will list a slightly-less-than-the-terminal-height number of the biggest subdirectories or files and will smartly recurse down the tree to find the larger ones. There is no need for a '-d' flag or a '-h' flag. The largest subdirectories will be colored.


Usage: dust
Usage: dust <dir>
Usage: dust <dir>  <another_dir> <and_more>
Usage: dust -p <dir>  (full-path - does not shorten the path of the subdirectories)
Usage: dust -s <dir>  (apparent-size - shows the length of the file as opposed to the amount of disk space it uses)
Usage: dust -n 30  <dir>  (shows 30 directories instead of the default)
Usage: dust -d 3  <dir>  (shows 3 levels of subdirectories)
Usage: dust -r  <dir>  (reverse order of output, with root at the lowest)
Usage: dust -x  <dir>  (only show directories on the same filesystem)
Usage: dust -X ignore  <dir>  (ignore all files and directories with the name 'ignore')
Usage: dust -b <dir>  (do not show percentages or draw ASCII bars)

Note: Apparent-size is calculated slightly differently in dust to gdu. In dust each hard link is counted as using file_length space. In gdu only the first entry is counted.

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   checksum:          2b1fcb6bbfff7669f098b65e72e93efef4bbc0babbd690e3cb642f758f37f18115b8479fdd37568ce518966f968178b53fb08a45356e39118296424a9c64b4fe
   checksum64:        6964ea62bda776eca3a92c6a4c3d033352ce387cd499d465dd3ab17ce2f4b9424d00926a554b32ef765543377ede37b9ef96881233c6d5ae59e0dbff17ba57a9
   checksumgnu:       212b5c2053995f5b9a1f409bd7215df08f6c2dd9f3d47d4f2b298b6c0d8cae4357eadd637f801c673a2fd53b641dd4d88f5f27afff3bc29f38127c24d567f770
   checksumgnu64:     e631c0f917d5413c86253559b8ecb174dc84c33ec85ea74843fda7ad3a6f20171f380baaca2f2b04aae367f6f5d54022858602971926c983081ecd9382d22f2f

File 'LICENSE.txt' obtained from:
$PackageName = 'dust';
$ToolsPath   = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition;
$PkgParams   = Get-PackageParameters;

$PrevInstallations = Get-ChildItem $ToolsPath;

if ($PkgParams.GNU) {
	$PackageArgs = @{
		PackageName    = $PackageName
		FileFullPath   = Get-Item $(Join-Path $ToolsPath '')
		FileFullPath64 = Get-Item $(Join-Path $ToolsPath '')
		Destination    = $ToolsPath
} else {
	$PackageArgs = @{
		PackageName    = $PackageName
		FileFullPath   = Get-Item $(Join-Path $ToolsPath '')
		FileFullPath64 = Get-Item $(Join-Path $ToolsPath '')
		Destination    = $ToolsPath

Get-ChocolateyUnzip @PackageArgs;

# cleanup
ForEach ($Installation in $PrevInstallations) {
	if (Test-Path -Path $Installation.FullName -PathType Container) {
		Remove-Item -Recurse -Force $Installation.FullName -EA 0;
Remove-Item ($ToolsPath + '\*.' + 'zip');
md5: 3C62EB63B81793792989E51B2D77F740 | sha1: 8A008537B88C4B3A285E52DB0F4E9865B7A4C676 | sha256: B6451306C82A6979163F5CB756752027DF35CB4FB43AF96164F6BB571E58F933 | sha512: 212B5C2053995F5B9A1F409BD7215DF08F6C2DD9F3D47D4F2B298B6C0D8CAE4357EADD637F801C673A2FD53B641DD4D88F5F27AFFF3BC29F38127C24D567F770
md5: B125AD0D6552E1009A6F46D4B6F8F5B9 | sha1: 58F68A09C15C3A8CE5859B2F3B6E50609BD473AF | sha256: C5196FCDFF0DC50589DF2EB161602124EFD22DF8F0873A8EC0AC82A828F293E2 | sha512: 2B1FCB6BBFFF7669F098B65E72E93EFEF4BBC0BABBD690E3CB642F758F37F18115B8479FDD37568CE518966F968178B53FB08A45356E39118296424A9C64B4FE
md5: ED10B60073849D6A30867C4542419BE0 | sha1: CD0EF0D49E6536F5388E41665252BE074D3C224D | sha256: F5F1259319B961B8425545D9EA75AABE6CAEFD9D001C707D75EA8D52CF187401 | sha512: E631C0F917D5413C86253559B8ECB174DC84C33EC85EA74843FDA7AD3A6F20171F380BAACA2F2B04AAE367F6F5D54022858602971926C983081ECD9382D22F2F
md5: 7FEAC5A50D6583481963BC6353D0377F | sha1: 4CDF5E05385E3474AFF8B6EB94160F488A0EED3F | sha256: 0BFC518D4B5683D4A130076BE33143F728F866C19B2374608E633E9E67E1F067 | sha512: 6964EA62BDA776ECA3A92C6A4C3D033352CE387CD499D465DD3AB17CE2F4B9424D00926A554B32EF765543377EDE37B9EF96881233C6D5AE59E0DBFF17BA57A9

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