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Re: How to find total MB of a directory plus all subdirectories

On 7/16/07, Nigel Henry <cave dnb tiscali fr> wrote:
On Monday 16 July 2007 20:40, Chris Jones wrote:
> > ls -A | grep -v -e '^\.\.$' |xargs -i du -ks {} |sort -rn |head -11 |
> > awk '{print $2}' | xargs -i du -hs {}
> Very clever, but a bit of a mouthful ;)
> Just to clarify things for the original poster, you will probably find a
> simple,
>  > du -sh /path/to/directory
> is more than enough... e.g.
> localhost ~ > du -sh ~/Pictures
> 5.2G    /home/jonesc/Pictures
> if you want something graphical, checkout the application 'filelight' - Its
> quite neat. (available via a 'yum install filelight').
> Chris

Being the original poster, du -sh /path/to/directory worked fine for me.

Just where did Valent find this posting so as to reply to it? I asked the
question ages ago.


Ah Nigel I was on one of mine google search sprees :) I got stuck with
one tool (ncdu[1]) and couldn't remember where I read about it so I
searched all about it so this email poped up in my gmail search....

[1] http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu/

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