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List the size (in human readable form) of all sub folders from the current location

Terminal - List the size (in human readable form) of all sub folders from the current location
find . -maxdepth 1 -type d -not -name . -exec du -sh {} +
2009-12-11 14:37:26
User: sorpigal
Functions: du find
List the size (in human readable form) of all sub folders from the current location

Parsing the output of ls is never a good idea for any reason. Using find this way:

- works with files that have spaces in their names.

- actually lists "sub folders" and not of all files and folders.

- does not break if there are a huge number of files in the current directory.


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
sudo du -ks $(ls -d */) | sort -nr | cut -f2 | xargs -d '\n' du -sh 2> /dev/null
2009-08-17 22:21:09
User: Code_Bleu
Functions: cut du ls sort sudo xargs
Tags: disk usage

This allows the output to be sorted from largest to smallest in human readable format.

du -sh */
du -sch ./*
du -a --max-depth=1 | sort -n
du --max-depth=1|sort -n|cut -f2|tr '\n' '\0'|xargs -0 du -sh 2>/dev/null

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alternative is

ncdu .
Comment by DaveQB 310 weeks and 4 days ago

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