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I am using SSH to connect to a CentOS server and I want to get the file in mb of some files and folders, how can I do it?

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up vote 25 down vote accepted

use the du command

du -m filename
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If you use du -h instead, it'll chose (and print) the appropriate units. – Dentrasi Jun 22 '10 at 21:28
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If you use du -ms folder, it will report the size of the folder contents. – KeithB Jun 22 '10 at 21:35
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Is there a way where we can see the units - example mb, kb or any other information? – TheBlackBenzKid Mar 25 '13 at 9:58
 du -msh FolderName 

will get the size with units.
e.g.

349M    FolderName 
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du is the primary tool for this, but if you're looking for something more interactive, I quite like ncdu

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+1 ncdu is great – bedwyr Jun 23 '10 at 14:49

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