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Old 01-13-2008
can I limit the size of a directory?

Hi, I am not root, but I need to limit the size of my directory, so that it cannot contain more than 200M of stuff inside. Is this possible?

Also, how can I see the total size of that directory? If I do ls -ltrd, it does not give me the size of all the files inside the directory. And if I do df -k directory, it seems to give it for some other directory.

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Old 01-13-2008
try something like "du -sk *" inside the directory... an the size limitation can only be done by root (quota) or a user with explicit permissions to do it (by using rbac in solaris for example).
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Old 01-13-2008
Great. Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2008
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
try something like "du -sk *" inside the directory...
This wasnt of much use to me. It just gave a list of all the stuff in there and the size.

What I want to do is like when in Windows you can right click a folder and see the combined size of everything underneath it.
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Old 01-14-2008
du -sk .

in the dir sounds like what you want
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Old 01-14-2008
I did a search of the forums on directory size limit and found the following:

Perhaps it will help.
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Old 01-14-2008
Thanks guys, that answered my questions
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