How big is my Trash?

I'm not a good trash emptier. I don't like the idea of doing it automatically as I'm sure that something valuable will be lost when automated. Therefore, I just keep throwing stuff in the trash until I'm getting low on disk space or there is an insane amount of trash. I created a simple macro to show me how much space the trash occupies.

Trash Size.kmmacros (2.7 KB)

I run this from menu and it shows me this:


Thanks, nice idea!

If you have external disks you can use this:

It should give you something like this:

As text: du -sh ~/.Trash /Volumes/*/.Trashes/`id -u` | awk -F"/" '{print $1 $3}'


Nice, @Tom

I’ve posted a new (and extended) version here.