xdiskusage is a graphical tool for displaying disk usage per directory. It’s kind of an ancestor to the more desktop oriented tool baobab and filelight.

One terrific feature for sysadmin of xdiskusage is that it can use a du output file as data source !

First generate an output file on the host to analyse (here foobar-host1) :

# du -ab * > du_foobar-host1.txt

rsync the du output file on your desktop machine, then make a:

# xdiskusage du_foobar-host1.txt