du -h --max-depth=1
oliver@home:/usr$ sudo du -h --max-depth=1
--max-depth=1 is a bit too long for your taste, you can also try using:
du -h -s *
--summarize) and will only print the size of the folder itself by default. By passing all elements in the current working directory (
*), it produces similar output as
oliver@cloud:/usr$ sudo du -h -s *
The difference is subtle. The former approach will display the total size of the current working directory and the total size of all folders that are contained in it... but only up to a depth of 1.
The latter approach will calculate the total size of all passed items individually. Thus, it includes the symlink
lib64 in the output, but excludes the hidden items (whose name start with a dot). It also lacks the total size for the current working directory, as that was not passed as an argument.