How to Display File Size in Human Readable Format (KB, MB, GB) in Linux Terminal

You probably already know that you can use ls command with long listing option -l to show file size in Linux.

But unfortunately the long listing shows the file size in blocks and that8217s not of much use to us humans. .

Good thing is that you can combine the option -l with -h to show the file size in human readable format.

As you can see it is better to display file size in human-readable format.

As you can see file sizes are now displayed in K for KB M for MB. If the file size is in Bytes it is not displayed with any suffix. In the above example char.sh is 140 Bytes in size.

Did you notice the size of newdir directory It is 4 KB. If you use ls -lh command on directories it always shows the size of directory as 4.0 K. .

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