Linux find størrelsen på en folder med du

Under any linux system, you want to use the command

du

.

Common usage is :

du -sh file(s) name(s)

or

du -sh /path/to/dir/*

Replace ‘h’ by ‘k’,’m’ or ‘g’ for Kilobytes, Megabytes and Gigabytes instead of *h*uman-readable. With those, you can even pipe the output un

sort -n

to get the sorted by size list of files in a directory.

If you still have a big difference, you may want to try the

--apparent-size

switch to

du

which will allow you to diagnose sparse files. (files with empty space inside, too be simple)

For more information, see the manual page of

man du

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