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play with the various options available to du (disk usage) and see if it fills your requirements.

 

ciao!

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Try .....filelight.... excellent visual presentation and in depth detail of file sizes. Also shows percentages. Invaluable.

 

I always install it, and have done for years.

 

Cheers. John.

Edited by AussieJohn

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From the console I use:

 

du -sh `ls`

 

for example, if I was in /home/username at the time, I would see the total size for Documents, Downloads, Music, etc, etc. The -sh for du command gives summary and human readable format of directory sizes from the directory listing provided by the command ls. The single angled quote is important.

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Here's a bash script I either wrote or picked up somewhere a long time ago that will give the directory size in bytes of the current directory:

 

#!/bin/bash

## Script gives size of current directory in Bytes when executed

let TotalBytes=0

for Bytes in $(ls -laR | grep "^-" | awk '{ print $5 }')
do
  let TotalBytes=$TotalBytes+$Bytes
done

echo  "${TotalBytes}"

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