Introduction to Baobab

The Baobab package contains a graphical directory tree analyzer.



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Package Information

Baobab Dependencies


adwaita-icon-theme-45.0, GTK-4.12.1, itstool-2.0.7, libadwaita-1.4.0, and Vala-0.56.13

Installation of Baobab

Install Baobab by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.


Installed Program: baobab
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/help/*/baobab

Short Descriptions


is a graphical tool used to analyze disk usage