Ubuntu – How to get a folder size in nautilus to include hidden files (dotfiles)

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In Ubuntu (14.04) in the nautilus window (the file explorer) I can right-click on a folder and select Properties to see its size. However, this size does not include hidden files. (dotfiles) Is there any way to get a folder's real size?

For example, it says 3 items, totalling 4.2 kB when, in fact, I am sure there are hundreds of gibibytes in this folder in dotfiles. The question is, how many hundreds?

edit:
To clarify, my question is specifically about including hidden files in the total size. So, how much disk space does the folder take up? Not reformatting the same number.

Best Answer

  • Nuatilus - File- preferences - check show hidden files