The ‘du’ command in Linux is a standard Unix/Linux command to check the capacity of disk used by files and directories on a machine. There are several parameter options in which the du command can be utilized to get the results in many formats. Additionally, the du command can be used in a recurrent manner.
Below are the ten useful ‘du’ commands with their examples that will help you to calculate the disk space occupied by the files and directories in Linux.
- To calculate the disk space summary of a /home/bodhost directory tree along with its sub directories, enter the below command –
[root@bodhost]# du /home/bodhost
The output displays the number of disk blocks in the /home/bodhost directory as well as its sub-directories.