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du

Disk usage: estimate and summarize file and directory space usage. More information: https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/du.

  • List the sizes of a directory and any subdirectories, in the given unit (B/KB/MB):

du -{{b|k|m}} {{path/to/directory}}

  • List the sizes of a directory and any subdirectories, in human-readable form (i.e. auto-selecting the appropriate unit for each size):

du -h {{path/to/directory}}

  • Show the size of a single directory, in human readable units:

du -sh {{path/to/directory}}

  • List the human-readable sizes of a directory and of all the files and directories within it:

du -ah {{path/to/directory}}

  • List the human-readable sizes of a directory and any subdirectories, up to N levels deep:

du -h --max-depth=N {{path/to/directory}}

  • List the human-readable size of all .jpg files in subdirectories of the current directory, and show a cumulative total at the end:

du -ch */*.jpg