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Old 07-30-2009
Delete part of string

This command:

du -s /Applications/

Returns an output like this:

65792	/Applications/

I need to delete the space and the file path in the output leaving just the number.

# 2  
Old 07-30-2009
you can use cut or awk or sed etc etc...
du -s /Applications/|awk '{print $1}'

# 3  
Old 07-30-2009
You could also do

du - s /Applications/ | cut -f1

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