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Find the Files/Folders Taking Up the Most Space in Unix
If you're logged into your server and trying to pin down what folders are taking up the most space on your hard drive, there are simple commands to compile an organized list.
First, to see the disk space usage of your drives and partition, run:
If you'd like to see all of the folders in a particular directory sorted by their filesize use the du command.