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"du" is the Linux command for reporting Disk Usage

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How to check what was moved when using “mv” and the process stops due to permissions issues?

I want to move a folder (test) on our server from /home/data to /home/projects/data. What I did is to use mv. It did not move the folder in the end for some permission problems. However, the folder ...
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Odd behavior by 'du' with `dd` on a BTRFS disk showing 0 filesize.. Anyone got some clues or thoughts around it?

Been tinkering with btrfs with consideration of moving from ext4 to that. However, when wanting to compare R/W speeds, I seem to have come across an (to me at least) unusual behavior by du on the ...
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Why are df and du command show inconsistent results?

When I run df -h it shows that 95% has been used in /data4 and I am the only user under /data4. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on overlay 591G 455G 136G 78% / tmpfs ...
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BTRFS discrepancy between df and du

the difference between disk usage reported by df and du makes 20% of capacity of my drive. It is ubuntu-type btrfs filesystem with @ and @home. Where could be the problem please? df -h /dev/sda2 ...
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Excluding current folder when using du

I'm trying to read the size of the files in a folder using du -ah, but the output keeps showing me the current directory information( . ). I was wondering if there's some flag I can use with du to ...
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du command not counting some subdirectories

Calling: sudo du -sh /var returns: 0B /var but calling: sudo du -sh /var/log returns: 613M /var/log Why is du not counting subdirectory despite sudo? Also some items gave Operation not permitted ...
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How can I find out the capacity of the nfs mounted directory on the disk?

I cloud not find files filling the disk. df -h command print out / part usage %86 ( capacity is 15G ) but du -sh / command print out 3G. I am using nfs share on my system. the nfs mounted to /mnt. i ...
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Why do du -s * and du -s . show vastly different sizes?

I ran both du -sh . and du -sh * inside a directory, but the values returned by the second one don't add up to nearly the same value reported by the first. 5.7GB vs 1.5 GB. Why is this? Are there some ...
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du -h returns 512, what does it mean?

I have some files for which du -h returns 512, my understanding it is supposed to return numbers with units. What does it mean ? What is the actual disk space being used ? good file (base) -bash-4.2$ ...
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DF and DU show different usage, but LSOF shows no deleted files

I'm running Docker daemon on an RedHat host and Docker containers are being built here on a daily basis. After a couple of days the mount point reserved for the Docker daemon (/var/lib/docker) fills ...
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Where is `shared-du` (`reflink-tools`)?

The OCFS2 manual page describing reflink snapshots describes a tool named shared-du, together with examples. However I'm unable to locate that tool on the web. Where can I find it? Citing from the ...
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How to fix du tab alignment?

I'd like to get the du output in neat columns. This is what I get: du -sh * | sort -hr ---- 48M app 11M lib 6.7M image.jpg 1.1M image2.jpg 488K code.c 488K code.py 72K doc.txt 16K notes....
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Is it safe to delete contents of /root/.cache folder to free up space?

I need to free up disk space on my linux server. I run the df command to check space ad see that I'm using up 100% of disk space. myserver:/ # df / Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% ...
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How to check the directory size using find command?

I would like to list the directories which is having size more than 10MB. I tried the same using find command but find command is not giving result with size and type option. It is working with any of ...
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Why `du` output / subdirectory size on disk changes after creating a file in parent directory?

╼ pwd /some/dir ╼ ls ╼ some_script.py --create centos-chroot ╼ ls centos-chroot ╼ du --block-size=1 -s centos-chroot 6320181248 ╼ fallocate -l 36613854208 largefile ╼ ls centos-chroot largefile ╼ du --...
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How to count total size of directory, and why `du` output differs between copies of directory?

Because I am clearly missing something here: $ cp -a CENTOS-chroot 1 $ cp -a CENTOS-chroot 2 $ cp -a CENTOS-chroot 3 $ cp -a CENTOS-chroot 4 $ du --block-size=1 -s 1 2 3 4 6320304128 1 ...
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How to calculate exact size of partition and number of inodes to write a directory

I need to write a directory with files (specifically - a Linux chroot) to a file with LVM image on it. The background of task is stupid, but I want to understand what is going on for now. I calculate ...
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How can I get the output of `du -c` without the word `total`?

I want to get the total size of a directory and all directories inside it. I am using the command du -h -c "$input_variable" | grep total It prints the results and the word total. How do I get the ...
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How to view the disk use of a directory ignoring hard links in macOS

Using du -d 0 you can see the disk usage of the directory you're currently in. Hard links are counted as well. I'm looking for the command that does this, but does not count the size of the hard ...
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Get the total size of all files of a given extension

I'm trying to get the total size of all the JPEGs in a particular folder, but no amount of combinations of options while piping to du seems to make this work: find -type f -iname "*.jpg" | du -sch ...
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Can I give a script elevated file access and run it from my current user?

I have a script (I call it dusort.sh) I use to gauge which files are taking up the most space on my drive in a given folder. It essentially boils down to this: #!/bin/bash du --all --human-readable -...
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"du" command on Windows10 under MSYS2 gives "fts_read failed" error on USB formatted as exFAT/FAT32

I'm currently using MSYS2 on Windows10 and I tried to execute du in the MINGW64 Shell Launcher on a USB formatted as exFAT. Assuming the USB is mounted on /g/, the structure of the USB is pretty much ...
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google cloiud storage: find size of sub-folders with gsutil du?

I want to find the size of my sub-folders at the first depth in Google Cloud Storage. There is the function gsutil du, that is quite similar to du, but with some differences. I am not able to just ...
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du shows large space but inside directory it doesn't show the space

I've been trying to track down used space with du, and I'm seeing some odd behavior. [root@server01 /]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda2 32G 32G 190M 100% / ...
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Folder is empty, but du reports high usage

I have a 115GB partition on my hard disk (output of cgdisk /dev/sda is below): Part. # Size Partition Type Partition Name --------------------------------------------------------...
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Is there a way I can check which block of disk is really used?

I use df and du to check disk usage of centos,then I get different results from these tools. [root@localhost home]# df -Th Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/...
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Why is a directory copied with the cp command smaller than the original?

I am tying to copy one directory with a large number of files to another destination. I did: cp -r src_dir another_destination/ Then I wanted to confirm that the size of the destination directory is ...
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Why does du -b show a different result than stat?

I've recently ran into this problem: find /tmp/tmp33hn25wv -type f -exec stat --format='%s' {} + | awk '{s+=$1} END {print s}' 10420224 du -bs /tmp/tmp33hn25wv 12198004 /tmp/tmp33hn25wv Results ...
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Running du on timeshift folders give different results

My goal is to find which files/folders take the most space in a snapshot from the backup tool timeshift but, when using du it yields different results: # du -hs * 18G 2018-09-21_16-14-57 910M ...
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use du to exclude mounted volumes but check root volume only

I am trying to check my disk usage, because my root volume is full. I'm on Centos 7.5. I thought that giving du the -x flag gets it to ignore mounted volumes. But when I check my disk usage on this ...
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Why is `du` on WSL acting giving a directory size greater than machine memory?

I ran into my question while trying to find out which files on my computer are taking up the most space. Here's the information on the total machine memory, found from Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)...
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Unexpected behavior with -h flag passed to du

As long as I've been living in *nix world I've lived under the assumption that when a command accepted a -h flag the only thing I was changing was effectively formatting of a print statement. I don't ...
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Inconsistent output of `du` command

Why is the output of du -sch ./ not identical to du -sch ./* E.g. I ran du -sch in my user's home directory and got 51GB but running du -sch * in the same directory results in 47GB. At first I ...
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Why does “du -sh” show different folder size after copy?

I want to have a simple backup and copied all files from one folder to another. OS is Debian. When I do a du -shon the source folder I get 436G. When doing the same on the destination I only get 384G....
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how to increase the space on docker in CentOS7?

How can I increase the space on this docker? I need to transfer 30G of images into this docker to do the image processing within the docker however seems I only have 2G available $ sudo docker pull ...
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Luks encrypted external disk does not have any free space

I have a luks encrypted external disk that worked normally al the time. But suddenly, there is no free space at all. Even when I delete something with rm bigfile there is no freed space. I looked up ...
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Can I do an inclusive du, as opposed to exclusive?

I need to do a du search that only grabs certain subfolders. For example, here is the directory structure: du -b 0 ./678 21 ./679/536/Content_Repository_PoC_-_Main 73 ./...
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Excluding folders when doing du

I am trying to use du to get a list of the files/sizes on the filesystem (doing this as sudo): cd / du --exclude-from="/home" and I am getting an error message, telling me that /home is a folder. I ...
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Difference between du -sh */ and du -hd 1

I tried to find out how big each directory in my root-directory is. I cd'ed to / and did: ls | xargs du -sh the result: ... 1.9M tmp 975M usr 70G var ... Then I went to /var/www and did: ...
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How to estimate disk space used by a directory excluding certain subdirectory?

I want to estimate the amount of disk space used by a user via Apple Remote Desktop Unix command. I've been trying the following command, running as root sudo du -sh /users/ but I'd like to add the ...
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du -s /foldername gives totally different output with or without -h option

I just executed the following two commands in the terminal on my Mac (MacOS Sierra): $ sudo du -s Documents/ 11027432 Documents/ $ sudo du -hs Documents/ 5.3G Documents/ The info pane reports ...
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show file size and file owner

I am checking the file sizes of /tmp directory using du -h, but I also would like to have the ownership information of those files. There is a simple way to do this? I looked at the du manual and it ...
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How to show uncompressed total physical size in bytes of an HFS-compressed file or directory?

Case in point: Apple's TextEdit at /Applications/TextEdit.app If you calculate the physical size with echo "$(/usr/bin/du -k -d 0 /Applications/TextEdit.app | /usr/bin/awk '{print $1}') * 1024" | /...
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Is normal this /usr/share/locale/zun/LC_MESSAGES/temp file size on my server 7.3G?

I have a server on CentOS Linux mydomain.com 2.6.32-504.16.2.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Apr 22 06:48:29 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I see the folder /usr/ with more than 18G. When I do a ...
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Summing selective du sizes output

I am trying to find out how much space is consumed in total by files exceeding 50M in size. I am able to generate a list of file sizes with the following command: find $PWD/soccer -maxdepth 50 -type ...
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Wrong available storage reported for mac os

The available space on my Macbook Air is not getting reported correctly. Hard disk capacity is 120GB out of which 17GB is getting reported as available space when I check HD info. When I see in ...
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Does `du /` list every single file on a system? [closed]

Does du / list every single file? || Is there a better way?
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I know base 2 and base 10 , MB and MiB, but i'm not understanding the byte counts shown for a directory, by du and by windows explorer

The du command shows 43G in use. I'm not sure whether that's base 2 in the sense of 2^30 or if it's base 10, in the sense of 10^9. But anyhow - Running this du command from cygwin, to see the size ...
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pass du (disk usage) result to a numeric variable

In a shell script, I'm looking for a way to pass the du (disk usage) result to a numeric variable, so that I cantie the execution of a shell script to the size of a specific folder. I've tried ...
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du is giving me inconsistent results depending on argument order

I'm running Darwin (Mac OS X 10.11.2 - the current version of El Capitan) on my Mac Book Pro, but this is about a standard command line utility, du. I am getting inconsistent results from du: 21:19 %...
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