Quick tip: Determining the folder size from the command line

A quick tip about determining the size of a folder by using the command line. As always when using the linux command line, there’s a usefull tool available. In this case the build-in tool du will provide us with a solution.

du -hs [folder]

Example:

du -hs /data/backup/

Output:

106G    /data/backup/

More information about du can be found in the manpage.

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