On Fri, 4 Jan 2008 13:35:56 -0500
Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I may be missing what you want, but I try CDing to the directory
> and then doing the du -hs *    eg
>   cd /tmp
>   du -hs *
> It seems to get it when naming the directory doesn't.

Personally I tend to use "du -hd1" rather than "du -hs *" 

"*" relies on shell expansion, so ignores top-level hidden directories,
and can show a lot of unwanted clutter from top-level files. 
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