du

du COMMAND:

du command is used to report how much disk space a file or directory occupies.

SYNTAX:

The Syntax is

du [options] directories

OPTIONS:

-a Displays the usage of space that each file is taking up.
-k Write the files size in units of 1024 bytes, rather than the default 512-byte units.
-s Instead of the default output, report only the total sum for each of the specified files.
-L Process symbolic links by using the file or directory which the symbolic link references, rather than the link itself.
-x When evaluating file sizes, evaluate only those files that have the same device as the file specified by the file operand.

EXAMPLE:

du -a images

Output:

12 images/daisy.jpg
20 images/flo.gif
76 images/CHILD.gif
12 images/indigo.gif
152 images/flower.gif
12 images/sunflower.jpg
12 images/tulip-flower-clipart5.gif
12 images/flower.jpg
8 images/thumbnail.aspx
8 images/baby.jpg
12 images/woodpecker.gif
168 images/baby.gif
8 images/thumbnail.jpg
1012 images/house.bmp
12 images/peacock.gif
1544 images

Displays the size of each file in the specified directory.

du -s images

Output:

1544 images

Displays the total disk space used by the specified directory.

du -h

Output:

84K

Displays the current folder capacity.

du -h file1.php

Output:

8.0K file1.php

Displays the storage capacity of file1.php.



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