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Old 05-04-2012
Display Directories with their sizes in human readable format


I want to list all the directories present in a particular location and want to display their sizes as well. I know "ls -lh" but it doesn't show the size of the complete directory. So i want something like

dir1 266 MB
dir2 2 KB
dir3 22 MB
file1 10 Kb

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Old 05-04-2012
find /path/of/directory -type d | while read a; do du -h $a | tail -1 ; done

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Old 05-04-2012
you can try to use this cmd : du -sk * | sort -nr
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Old 05-04-2012
Originally Posted by Mani_apr08
you can try to use this cmd : du -sk * | sort -nr
Could this O/P be converted to human readable format, i mean list it in MB's or KB's?
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Old 05-04-2012
du -sh *

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