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 {} +
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.

By: sorpigal
2009-12-11 14:37:26

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alternative is ncdu .
DaveQB · 654 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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