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Old 06-25-2001
Question Space left under current directory

What utility (or combination of utilities) can I use to find out how much disk space a directory and its subdirectories take up.

I currently am using 'df' to see partition space/size,
'ls' doesn't seem like displaying directory info

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Old 06-25-2001
CPU & Memory du

I use <B>du</B> and summary flags like du -sk or du -sb.
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Old 06-26-2001
as neo said du is the utility you want.

this script goes to each filesystem and lists the first level directorys in that filesystem by size in kb. use it if you like alter if you wish but its here.

#! /bin/ksh
# This will take a look at all Filesystems NOT left out in the variable FILESYSTEM and
# then find all directoy sizes listed in that filesystem and print them to standard output
# in a formated output. All sizes are in kb.
# by: Michael Dooley (
FILESYSTEM=`df -n|grep -v proc|grep -v dev/|awk '{ print $1 }'`

for FS in ${FILESYSTEM};do
        FREE=`df -k|grep $FS|awk '{ print $4 }'`
        USED=`df -k|grep $FS|awk '{ print $3 }'`
        cd $FS
        echo "-=Disk Spaceing Script (all sizes are in kb)=-"
        echo '\t' by:
        echo DISK ${FS}
        echo USED:
        echo '\t' $FS
        for DIRECTORY in `ls ${FS}`; do
                if [[ -d $DIRECTORY ]]; then
                        du -s $DIRECTORY|awk '{ printf ("%25s\t%-10d\n", $2,$1) }'
        echo TOTAL USED ${FS}"\t"$USED

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