du command will calculate the size of a directory as a whole:
32 number here is a value expressed in bytes.
du * will calculate the size of each file individually:
You can set
du to display values in MegaBytes using
du -m, and GigaBytes using
-h option will show a human-readable notation for sizes, adapting to the size:
-a option will print the size of each file in the directories, too:
A handy thing is to sort the directories by size:
du -h <directory> | sort -nr
and then piping to
head to only get the first 10 results:
ducommand works on Linux, macOS, WSL, and anywhere you have a UNIX environment
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