du command allows you to displays the amount of space that is being used by files in a directory. To display the disk usage for each of the subdirectories in the current working directory, run the command with no additional command-line options:
By default, the
du command displays the disk usage in kilobytes. To view the information in megabytes and gigabytes, supply the
-h command-line option, which causes the utility to display the values in a human-readable format:
At the end of the list, the
du command always shows the grand total for the current directory. To display only this information, supply the
-s command-line option:
For a complete list of available command-line options, see the du(1) manual page.