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Old 09-30-2002
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It would be of great help if anyone can tell me what is the command for getting the size of a directory.

Thx a lot in advance

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Old 09-30-2002

Do you mean the size of a file system, or do you mean how much space is being used by the files located in a particular directory?

If it's the first, take a look at the "df" command ("man df"). If it's the latter, take a look at the "du" command ("man du").

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Old 09-30-2002
Thx biker...

What I meant so say was ..I wanted to know how much space all the files are consuming in a particular directory. I did check "du".
I got my answer but still am a little confused. Can u please help me out ??

Thanx a lot
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Old 09-30-2002
First, tell us what OS you are running. Some OSs have their own commands that are proprietary and give more info.

What are your questions about used and unused file space on a filesystem?

please post back.... Smilie
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Old 09-30-2002
Hey ,

I got what i wanted... just was a little confused.
But now i'm clear about it. Thanx anyways !!

Thx & Regards,
# 6  
Old 10-01-2002
Confused about what?
# 7  
Old 10-01-2002
if you do a search for all of my posts in the past i think month or 2 i posted a script for exactly what your asking as it was already asked by someone else.

(dont worry i only post like 1 or 2x a day.)
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