Use du to show directory sizes only | du can show directory sizes only. This is helpful to get a quick glance at what directories are taking up space. Here’s the command I like to use: $ du -sh * Here is what it looks like in action from /var on one of my servers: stmiller@li166-66:/var$ sudo du -sh * 38M backups 48M
Visualize Disk Usage in Linux | The Linux Disk Usage Analyzer Baobab provides a visual layout of your files and file system usage. Baobab is part of Gnome in GnomeUtils, so is included in most recent Linux distros. On Debian / Ubuntu, install with: $ sudo apt-get install baobab Baobab provides options to scan a specific directory, your home directory, then
Use du command to see file and folder sizes | How can I see the size of files and folders from the command line? Use the command du to quickly list sizes! A command I like to use is: du -hsc * This will provide a listing of file and folder sizes from your current working directory, including a total size amount at the bottom.