Under any linux system, you want to use the command
du. (Disk Usage)
Common usage is :
du -sh file(s) name(s)
du -sh /path/to/dir/*
du -sh .
Replace 'h' by 'k','m' or 'g' for Kilobytes, Megabytes and Gigabytes instead of human-readable. With k/m/j switches, you can even pipe the output un
sort -n (numeric sort instead of lexicographic) to get the sorted by size list of files in a directory.
If you still have a big difference, you may want to try the
--apparent-size switch to
du which will allow you to diagnose sparse files. (files with empty space inside, to be simple)
For more information, see the manual page of