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Old 04-20-2005, 12:42 PM   #1
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BASH : Total directory size


hi

i need to get the size of one directory but with "du -m |awk '{print $1}' " i got it including the sub directories. In the case below i need only "23" as a output..

nazmin@darkstar:/windows/shared/working_iso$ du -m |awk '{print $1}'
2
1
1
1
16
2
2
1
2
1
1
22
22
22
22
23
23
 
Old 04-20-2005, 12:57 PM   #2
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Why not pipe it through tail -1?
 
Old 04-20-2005, 01:03 PM   #3
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not working...thanx

nazmin@darkstar:/windows/shared/working_iso$ du -m iso_dir/ | tail -l
2 iso_dir/pythontut/python.org/doc/2.4/ref
1 iso_dir/pythontut/python.org/doc/2.4/tut
2 iso_dir/pythontut/python.org/doc/2.4/dist
1 iso_dir/pythontut/python.org/doc/2.4/inst
1 iso_dir/pythontut/python.org/doc/2.4/icons
22 iso_dir/pythontut/python.org/doc/2.4
22 iso_dir/pythontut/python.org/doc
22 iso_dir/pythontut/python.org
22 iso_dir/pythontut
23 iso_dir/
nazmin@darkstar:/windows/shared/working_iso$
 
Old 04-20-2005, 01:36 PM   #4
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How about du -sh
 
Old 04-20-2005, 01:49 PM   #5
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How about du -sh
ah...perfect...

i should "man du" first....:-P

thanx
 
Old 03-16-2010, 03:26 AM   #6
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ah...perfect...

i should "man du" first....:-P

thanx
"du...de, mannnnn, duude..." LOL
 
Old 03-16-2010, 12:13 PM   #7
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"du...de, mannnnn, duude..." LOL
Your first post ever on LQ and this is the best you can do? A pointless comment to a 5 year old post. If your intention is to try out a test post, feel free to introduce yourself in the new member forum:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...mber-intro-24/
 
Old 03-04-2013, 06:33 AM   #8
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Your first post ever on LQ and this is the best you can do? A pointless comment to a 5 year old post.
I thought it was funny and noone got hurt.

Back on topic though: I didn't know of sort or its options but to list it will list input in reverse, numeric order. With the du prepending directories' sizes, it saves a lot of skimming, if, for example, you're looking for the first 5 directories using the most storage.

Code:
du ./* -d 0  -m | sort -nr | head -n 5
Quote:
56102 ./Black Metal
7405 ./Alternative
5424 ./Sognametal
1991 ./Soundtrack
697 ./Classical

Last edited by Appastair; 03-04-2013 at 06:34 AM. Reason: grammar... -_-
 
  


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