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Show size of current directory in Linux

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Quick method of showing the overall size of the current directory in Linux.

We have also noted how to show the size of all the sub-directories within the current directory

 

Show the overall size of current directory

du -h | tail -n 1

Also show the size of sub-directories within current directory

du -h

Example output

[root@www backup]# du -h | tail -n 1
27.6G .

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