disk usage command reports the sizes of directory trees inclusive of all of their contents and the sizes of individual files
du -bh I think I get the apparent size in human readable format:
# du -bh 295K ./test
du command shows summarized disk usage for each file and directory of a given location (/var/log/*). The output of a sort command is reversely sorted based on the size.
# du -sk /var/log/* | sort -r -n | head -10 1796 /var/log/audit 1200 /var/log/sa 612 /var/log/anaconda.log 512 /var/log/wtmp 456 /var/log/messages.4 92 /var/log/messages.2 76 /var/log/scrollkeeper.log 72 /var/log/secure 56 /var/log/cups 48 /var/log/messages.1