Linux How To Get Size Of Directory
Linux provides easy to use command line tools to find the size of a directory. Check our other guide for more detailed information Linux How to Check Disk Space.
You can find the size of a directory on Linux like this:
du -sh /home/user1
If you don’t have permission to the directory or some of the contents you can use sudo to avoid errors and get the result you want.
sudo du -sh /var
|-s||summary for entire directory|
|-h||human readable (display size in K, M, G, etc.|