How to check directory file size on linux (Solution)

hmm… linux whatever also in command line, it really make me uncomfortable, i even need to issue a command to check a directory size.

du -lh

always issue -h to display file size in human readable format


We can check summary of a directory by issuing

du -sh <directory>
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  • Tarun Khanna

    Say you wish to get the total size of all the log files or any files in a directory with a similar pattern, you can also use the below command

    ls -lrt *.log | gawk ‘{ sum += $5 }; END { print sum }’

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  • Vlatko Ć urlan
  • sudej

    i like too

  • indika

    i like to learn this command

  • indika

    i liked