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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for du (opendarwin section 1)

DU(1)				   BSD General Commands Manual				    DU(1)

NAME
     du -- display disk usage statistics

SYNOPSIS
     du [-H | -L | -P] [-I mask] [-a | -s | -d depth] [-c] [-h | -k] [-x] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The du utility displays the file system block usage for each file argument and for each
     directory in the file hierarchy rooted in each directory argument.  If no file is specified,
     the block usage of the hierarchy rooted in the current directory is displayed.  If the -k
     flag is specified, the number of 1024-byte blocks used by the file is displayed, otherwise
     getbsize(3) is used to determine the preferred block size.  Partial numbers of blocks are
     rounded up.

     The options are as follows:

     -H      Symbolic links on the command line are followed, symbolic links in file hierarchies
	     are not followed.

     -L      Symbolic links on the command line and in file hierarchies are followed.

     -I mask
	     Ignore files and directories matching the specified mask.

     -P      No symbolic links are followed.  This is the default.

     -a      Display an entry for each file in a file hierarchy.

     -h      "Human-readable" output.  Use unit suffixes: Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte,
	     Terabyte and Petabyte

     -r      Generate messages about directories that cannot be read, files that cannot be
	     opened, and so on.  This is the default case.  This option exists solely for confor-
	     mance with X/Open Portability Guide Issue 4 (``XPG4'').

     -s      Display an entry for each specified file.	(Equivalent to -d 0)

     -d depth
	     Display an entry for all files and directories depth directories deep.

     -c      Display a grand total.

     -k      Display block counts in 1024-byte (1-Kbyte) blocks.

     -x      File system mount points are not traversed.

     The du utility counts the storage used by symbolic links and not the files they reference
     unless the -H or -L option is specified.  If either the -H or -L options are specified,
     storage used by any symbolic links which are followed is not counted or displayed.

     Files having multiple hard links are counted (and displayed) a single time per du execution.

ENVIRONMENT
     BLOCKSIZE	If the environment variable BLOCKSIZE is set, and the -k option is not specified,
		the block counts will be displayed in units of that size block.  If BLOCKSIZE is
		not set, and the -k option is not specified, the block counts will be displayed
		in 512-byte blocks.

SEE ALSO
     df(1), fts(3), symlink(7), quot(8)

HISTORY
     A du command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX.

BSD					  April 1, 1994 				      BSD


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