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Old 10-23-2001, 10:14 AM   #1
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directory size

how can I tell the size of a directory, including all files, but not subdirs? I would prefer not to ls -ls and add all the sizes. is there a command that will provide usage information (similar to what df provides for filesystems) for individual directories? can I determine the size of a directory including all files and subdirectory contents (recursively)?

if df tells me that /tmp is 80% consumed and I find it to contain 6 subdirectories, it would be helpful to be able to determine the size of each subdirectory, individually. thanks in advance.
Old 10-23-2001, 01:34 PM   #2
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for a directory with subdirecories use

du -hs <directory>

if you also want to see the sizes of all files and the summaries for all subdirectories use

du -h <directory>

Don't know how to just tell the size of all file in one dir. Steave.


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