The size of dot files and directories

Have you ever tried du -csh .* to find the size of all the hidden files in your home directory? It never works properly for me as I think it only counts the size of the .* files in each of the named directories.
Anyway, the following solves that problem and shows you where all those thumbnails have been generataed by gthumb or nautilaus.. 🙂

for i in `ls -A`; do du -sh $i; done

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

1 reply on “The size of dot files and directories”

Leave a Reply