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Old 04-03-2005, 12:24 PM   #1
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Command folder size


I am searching a command which shows a folder size.
Thanx
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:30 PM   #2
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ls -l will show size and attributes.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:35 PM   #3
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ls -l will show size and attributes.
ls -l
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 cmfans ftponly 4096 Aug 9 2004 botdir/
drwxr-xr-x 9 cmfans ftponly 4096 Apr 3 13:14 www/

where tells me the folder size?
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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ls -s

If you want it to show the size in megabytes when the files are that big use:
ls -sh

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Old 04-03-2005, 12:42 PM   #5
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ls -s

If you want it to show the size in megabytes when the files are that big use:
ls -sh
ls -s --block-size=M
total 1M
1M botdir/ 1M www/

 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:44 PM   #6
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So in your case, use

ls -sh botdir/
ls -sh www/

The first thing it'll output is the total size of the directory ("folder" in Linux-speak), then the size of each file.

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Old 04-03-2005, 12:47 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Greyweather
So in your case, use

ls -sh botdir/
ls -sh www/
It returns me

ls -sh www/
total 34M
... (and the size of each file)

34MB is the size of files inside www but don't calculate the size of subfolders which are inside in www.

Any ideas?
 
Old 04-03-2005, 01:03 PM   #8
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du -sh botdir/
du -sh www/

This is what I should have told you to use from the start, but I just found out about it. ^_^;;

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Old 04-03-2005, 01:09 PM   #9
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Thanx dude worked!!!

 
  


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