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Alex Zhernachuk updated July 19, 2011 at 1:16 PM


Questions Addressed

  • How do I check how much space my network home is using? How do I check how much space my network home is using?


To list the current folder size in human readable form add the -h

  1. SSH into igppgateway.ucsd.edu or one of the computers listed on the following page: IGPP Lab Machines Database
  2. Type the command du -hs. (Depending on the size of your directory, it may take awhile to calculate the directory size)

Note: If you wish to have the window display an entry for all files and directories X directories deep enter the following command:
sudo du -hd X ~username (replace X with a value denoting how many directories deep you would like to go and username with your username, i.e. sudo du -hd 1 ~username )
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