Saturday, April 27, 2013

list directories and their total sizes using "du" in terminal

during my investigation to find out the location of a the malicious script on my server,I found out 7GB folder on my account that I didnt know where they are. (the spam files) the "du" come very handy for me today to list all the folders and their sizes in the current directory :

du -sh *

the output will be something like this:
 root@server # du * -sh
14M administrator
824K cache
4.0K cgi-bin
24K cli
2.4M components
4.0K configuration.php
152K discussion
4.0K error_log
4.0K htaccess.txt
7GB images
60K includes

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