How to Free Up Disk Space on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Easy Guide

November 4, 2014 | By Lin-Kiu | Filed in: Tutorial.

Clean Up Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite for Free

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Find and Clean Up Manually from Garbage Your Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite for FREE.

The Process Make Use of an Amazing Command Line Tool for Unix-like Systems: NCurses Disk Usage.

The ncdu Installation Mac OS X Require the MacPorts and so also an XCode working Installation.

After Execution this Tool will Show Up a Directory List Ordered by Disk Usage Size that will Make your Garbage Collection a Summer Breeze ;)

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  1. Install MacPorts(Require Xcode) or HomeBrew.

    • How to Install MacPorts on Mac 10.10 Yosemite

      Getting-Started with MacPorts
    • If Not Xcode the Simply Install HomeBrew for macOS.

      HomeBrew Installation
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Mac Yosemite How to Free Up Space - Open Terminal
  3. Installing NCurses Disk Usage.

    by MacPorts:

    sudo port install ncdu

    by HomeBrew:

    bash && sudo brew install ncdu
  4. NCurses Disk Usage Collection.

    ncdu /

    You can also specify another Target Directory instead of root, but best to disconnect unworthy Disks before Collection…

    Mac Yosemite 10.10 Garbage Collection - Running ncdu

  5. After Navigate into Directories to Find Trashes.

    • Move Up-Down by Arrow Key

    • Drill Up-Down by Enter Key (To Drill Up select the Top “../” Choice)

    Take Note of the Garbages Directories Locations…

    Mac Yosemite 10.10 Garbage Collection - ncdu Results

  6. Instructions on Cleaning Up Space.

    • Be Sure that the Target is truly Garbage.
    • Triple-Check your Command before Execution!
  7. Deleting the Garbage.

    For Directories:

    rm -rf /[path/2]/myGarbageDir/

    For Files:

    rm /[path/2]/myGarbageFile

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