Ever wonder how big those folders are getting on your server? Your
wp-uploads folders can get huge over time, and it’s hard to figure out just how huge.
ls -la tells you about the files, but not the folders:
Luckily we’ve got something better. Give
du -hsc * a try. It will return this pile of useful information:
I can now see the size of each file and folder in my current directory and I get a total at the end. Cool! The odds of you actually remembering that command in two weeks time though is probably zero, so let’s setup an alias with a better name:
- Log in to your server
- Nano is a basic text editor. In that window add a new line:
alias whatsize="du -hsc *"
- Save and close that file (
- When Nano closes and you get back to the
$prompt, you’ll need to tell your shell about the new alias you just created. Do that with:
- Last, go to a folder you want to inspect and simply type