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Old 03-21-2013
Find the total size of multiple files

If I have a number of files in a directory, for example,

and I need to find the total file size of all of the test.* files, I can use du -bc test.* in Linux.

However, in Solaris, du does not have the -c option. What can I do in Solaris to get the total size? Thanks.
# 2  
Old 03-21-2013
You can use
du -sh *

This will give all the files and directories in the directory you are in.
du -sh test*

Will give you all files and directories that start with test.
Is this what your looking for.
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Old 03-21-2013
# 4  
Old 03-21-2013
Originally Posted by anbu23
Unless I missed it, there's nothing in that thread that's equivalent to du -bc. GNU du's -b option reports file size, not disk space allocated.

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Old 03-21-2013
Thanks for the responses. The awk command solves the problem:

ls -l test.* | awk '{t+=$5}END{print t}'

, where 5 is the column number in "ls -l" output for displaying file size.

du -sh test.* only provides the size of each file, but not the sum of them.
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Old 03-21-2013
du doesn't provide file length anyway, it measures disk used at the sector level.
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Old 03-21-2013
The du command in post #1 actually does measure file length.

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