How can I see the size of a file or directory?

linux-penguinThe commands in this article will show you how to discover the sizes of files and directories when using a Linux terminal.

Open a Terminal

Browse to the directory that contains the files and directories that you are interested in.

  • Use ls -s to list file size, or if you prefer ls -sh for human readable sizes.
  • For directories use du, and again, du -h for human readable sizes.


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