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Old 10-01-2002
Hey Thanx a lot... that solved a lot of my queries...

# 9  
Old 10-01-2002
disk usage for files

It's great when your downloading a file or set of files to use the command:

user@host(/)$ watch du -ak | grep ".ext"


(where .ext is the extension of the file you wish to monitor or even a full filename)

this full command is nice, because it let's you know the progress of iso downloads or whatever.
# 10  
Old 10-01-2002
sorry heh. that last command i gave would be invalid.

uhm you would actually have to use a while loop to show download progress. ( this works for both directories and files alike )

while true ; do clear ; du -ak | grep "pattern" ; sleep 2s ; done

heh that'll do it.

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