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Old 12-07-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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Finding a file size


Hello, newbie here;

Scenario:

Need to find the size of a file (html), and display it in a summary file.

Any suggestions? (Have tried du, ls, size, but none of these work)

Thanks,

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Old 12-07-2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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Not obvious why not just something like:
Code:
$ ls -lh filename.html > summaryFile.txt
 
Old 12-07-2009, 03:12 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LinuxQuestions!

Have you tried stat? By the way, what do you mean by "none of these work"? All the cited command can be used to retrieve different information from file objects, ls being the most suitable to retrieve the size of a file (unless you have to deal with sparse files). In any case, I believe stat is exactly what you're looking for.
 
Old 12-07-2009, 03:18 PM   #4
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not obvious why use ls (o_0) instead of stat:
Code:
stat -c %s file.html > size.txt
uh?
 
Old 12-07-2009, 03:30 PM   #5
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Oh dear.
 
Old 12-07-2009, 06:52 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LneWlf View Post
(Have tried du, ls, size, but none of these work)
you should then post what you did when none of these work. i can assure you du, ls will work, among others like stat, GNU find etc.
Code:
ls -l|awk 'NR>1{print $5}'
 
Old 12-07-2009, 07:06 PM   #7
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As ghostdog mentioned, even find should work and you can take advantages of the searching criteria, e.g.
Code:
find . -name \*.html -printf "%f size is %s bytes\n"
 
  


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