Use du to show directory sizes only

By | 2013/01/11

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 -hsc *

Here is what it looks like in action from /var on one of my servers:

user@li166-66:/var$ sudo du -hsc *
399M    backups
115M    cache
2.0G    lib
4.0K    local
0       lock
1.8G    log
4.0K    mail
4.0K    opt
0       run
2.3M    spool
4.0K    tmp
11G     www
16G     total

Cool!

One thought on “Use du to show directory sizes only

  1. Ade Malsasa Akbar

    Thank you, keep your post in Linux 🙂 I am searching for up to date Linux blog via NetworkedBlog 🙂

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