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do a directory disk usage summary without giving the details for the subdirectories

Terminal - do a directory disk usage summary without giving the details for the subdirectories
for dir in $(ls); do du -sk ${dir}; done
2009-03-24 13:42:55
User: morlockhq_
Functions: dir du
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do a directory disk usage summary without giving the details for the subdirectories

Sometimes you want to know the summary of the sizes of directories without seeing the details in their subdirectories. Especially if it is going to just scroll off the screen. This one liner summarizes the disk usage of any number of directories in a directory without giving all the details of whats happening underneath.

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No need for $(ls)

for dir in *; do du -sk $dir; done
Comment by atoponce 327 weeks and 6 days ago
du --max-depth=1
Comment by juddmaltin 327 weeks and 6 days ago

My above method does not fail on names with spaces or other special characters.

Comment by juddmaltin 327 weeks and 6 days ago

Or just do

du -sk *
Comment by flooey 327 weeks and 6 days ago

Or for human readable:

du -sh *

And for just a summary of the current dir:

du -sh .
Comment by bshep 327 weeks and 6 days ago

Thanks. I completely missed the max depth argument.

Comment by morlockhq_ 327 weeks and 3 days ago

Thanks for this. I was just building up on something like

find . -maxdepth 1 -type d | xargs du -sh

but

du --max-depth=1 -h

just does the job!

Comment by udog 270 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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