Linux Command Library


Show which installed packages occupy the most space

dpigs [options]

dpigs sorts the installed packages by size and outputs the largest ones. Per default dpigs displays the largest 10 packages. You can change this value by using the -n option (see ``OPTIONS''). The information is taken from the dpkg status file with grep-status(1).

-n, --lines=N
Display the N largest packages on the system (default 10).
-s, --status=FILE
Use FILE instead of the default dpkg status file (which is /var/lib/dpkg/status currently).
-S, --source
Display the largest source packages of binary packages installed on the system.
-H, --human-readable
Display package sizes in human-readable format (like ls -lh or du -h)
-h, --help
Display some usage information and exit.

Matt Zimmerman <>

This manpage was written by Frank Lichtenheld <>.

Copyright (C) 2001 Matt Zimmerman <>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

On Debian systems, a copy of the GNU General Public License version 2 can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.

dpkg(8), grep-status(1)

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