Unix Disk Usage
A very handy command to see the total size of a directory on a Unix-based computer.
du -sh *
This will show the total size of files and directories in your current working directory. The
s flag means to show a summary–which basically just shows the top level directory only, instead of the contents of each and every folder down the file system hierarchy. The
h flag shows a human readable file size.
For my home directory, I get the following output:
404M Desktop 30G Documents 6.0G Library 32G Movies 18G Music 11G Pictures 2.7G Projects 16K Public 166M Sites