Disk Usage Checking
Disk Usage Checking in Linux
'du' – Disk Usage summarize disk usage of each FILE, recursively for directories under Linux.
To check disk usage of your current working directory, enter the following in a console window
[root@workbox home]# du 280 ./.kde/share/config 4 ./.kde/share/servicetypes 4 ./.kde/share/apps/korganizer/income.counter 4 ./.kde/share/apps/korganizer/income.delegated 4 ./.kde/share/apps/korganizer/income.cancel 4 ./.kde/share/apps/korganizer/income.reply 4 ./.kde/share/apps/korganizer/income.accepted 4 ./.kde/share/apps/korganizer/income.tentative 36 ./.kde/share/apps/korganizer 44 ./.kde/share/apps/kconf_update/log 48 ./.kde/share/apps/kconf_update 8 ./.kde/share/apps/kfileplaces 4 ./.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus 8 ./.kde/share/apps/konqueror 12 ./.kde/share/apps/kjots 4 ./.kde/share/apps/kabc/lock 8 ./.kde/share/apps/kabc 4 ./.kde/share/apps/ktimetracker 28 ./.kde/share/apps/blogilo
Above listing has been clipped due to size.
It shows you a very verbose output by default, which isn’t always extremely useful. Thankfully it also includes a lot of extra options. To find the total size of files and folders in our current directory, listed by MB:
[root@workbox home]# du -s -m * 44960 dwmoar 1 lost+found 356 xbmc [root@workbox home]#
For more information about the du command use the command du --help]