I was looking through my system with
du -sch ./* to find the big useless files I may have stockpiled with no reason, when I found this:
$ du -sch ./* du: cannot read directory ‘./drbunsen/.gvfs’: Permission denied du: cannot read directory ‘./drbunsen/.cache/dconf’: Permission denied 18G ./drbunsen 18G total $ cd drbunsen/ $ du -sch ./* 601M ./Desktop 20K ./Documents 598M ./Downloads 4.0K ./flash 4.0K ./Music 8.0M ./Pictures 4.0K ./Public 4.0K ./Templates 4.0K ./Ubuntu One 8.0K ./Videos 11G ./VirtualBox VMs 6.9M ./workspace 12G total
How do I make hidden files visible?
du -sch ./.* gives the same result as
du -sch ./*.