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Old 12-18-2011, 07:22 AM   #1
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how to make find command show size of files also

How can I make find command to show size of files also? Do I need to use -exec ls -l or xargs etc?

Thanks for your help.
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You can use either -exec or pipe the found list into xargs. Piping to xargs may be a little faster but on modern systems that really doesn't matter too much; the -exec on older, slower, less RAM, etc. systems would be slower than the pipe.

Six of one...

Hope this helps some.
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find /var/www -name 'myfiles' -ls
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$ find -type f -exec du -b {} \;
255     ./b.txt
125     ./bash-functions
729     ./a.txt
952     ./foo
If you want sizes in multiples of block-size, kilobytes, kibibytes, or whatever then see the du manpage and Block size - GNU Coreutils.
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Thanks for suggestions. The command:

$ find -type f -exec du -h {} \;
is working well for me (-h for human readable form).



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