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                      shibu@shibu-laptop:~$ du -hm --max-depth=1 

The above command gives you the disk space used by the files and directories under you home directory. 

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                           shibu@shibu-laptop:~$ du --help 

Usage: du [OPTION]... [FILE]... 
  or:  du [OPTION]... --files0-from=F 
Summarize disk usage of each FILE, recursively for directories. 

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. 
  -a, --all             write counts for all files, not just directories 
      --apparent-size   print apparent sizes, rather than disk usage; although 
                          the apparent size is usually smaller, it may be 
                          larger due to holes in (`sparse') files, internal 
                          fragmentation, indirect blocks, and the like 
  -B, --block-size=SIZE use SIZE-byte blocks 
  -b, --bytes           equivalent to `--apparent-size --block-size=1' 
  -c, --total           produce a grand total 
  -D, --dereference-args  dereference FILEs that are symbolic links 
      --files0-from=F   summarize disk usage of the NUL-terminated file 
                          names specified in file F 
  -H                    like --si, but also evokes a warning; will soon 
                          change to be equivalent to --dereference-args (-D) 
  -h, --human-readable  print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G) 
      --si              like -h, but use powers of 1000 not 1024 
  -k                    like --block-size=1K 
  -l, --count-links     count sizes many times if hard linked 
  -m                    like --block-size=1M 
  -L, --dereference     dereference all symbolic links 
  -P, --no-dereference  don't follow any symbolic links (this is the default) 
  -0, --null            end each output line with 0 byte rather than newline 
  -S, --separate-dirs   do not include size of subdirectories 
  -s, --summarize       display only a total for each argument 
  -x, --one-file-system  skip directories on different file systems 
  -X FILE, --exclude-from=FILE  Exclude files that match any pattern in FILE. 
      --exclude=PATTERN Exclude files that match PATTERN. 
      --max-depth=N     print the total for a directory (or file, with --all) 
                          only if it is N or fewer levels below the command 
                          line argument;  --max-depth=0 is the same as 
      --time            show time of the last modification of any file in the 
                          directory, or any of its subdirectories 
      --time=WORD       show time as WORD instead of modification time: 
                          atime, access, use, ctime or status 
      --time-style=STYLE show times using style STYLE: 
                          full-iso, long-iso, iso, +FORMAT 
                          FORMAT is interpreted like `date' 
      --help     display this help and exit 
      --version  output version information and exit 

SIZE may be (or may be an integer optionally followed by) one of following: 
kB 1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, and so on for G, T, P, E, Z, Y. 

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