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Old 01-09-2007, 07:58 PM   #1
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Directory Size


Is in possible in Linux to view a directory size combined with the folders contents? I can right click a folder on my Desktop and see it's 9+MB's combined with it's contents but when I ls -h the folder, it's always 4kb.

Is it not possible to ls the directory and see how big the folder is?
 
Old 01-09-2007, 08:00 PM   #2
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Ah - I guess playing around in the terminal kind of answered my own question.

Code:
carlos@cwilliams:~/Desktop$ ls -lh
total 25M
drwxr-xr-x 2 carlos carlos 4.0K 2007-01-09 20:13 file
-rwx------ 1 carlos carlos  340 2007-01-02 18:25 Firefox.desktop
-rw------- 1 carlos carlos  25M 2006-01-17 11:48 M4V00003.MP4
carlos@cwilliams:~/Desktop$ du -h file/
9.5M    file/
 
Old 01-09-2007, 08:05 PM   #3
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You could also use
Code:
du -h
 
Old 01-09-2007, 08:06 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by xjlittle
You could also use
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du -h
Um, yeah. That is the command I issued above your post...
 
  


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