The command du stands for Disk Uses. You can use this command to see how much disk space a file or directory is taking.

In order to list size of all files and directory of the current directory. You can run:

du -sh *


  • du: Disk Usage
  • -s: Display a summary for each specified file. (Equivalent to -d 0)
  • -h: “Human-readable” output. Use unit suffixes: Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte and Petabyte.


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