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 Folder size incl files in subfolders - any way to show it?
Is there a way to get a directory listing in which the size of a folder's
contents is shown (ie the sum of the files in the folder itself, and all the
files in its subfolders)?  'ls' can't do it, AFAIK.  It always shows the
size of a directory as '512', whether it contains no files or 50MB of files.
This makes it very difficult for me as sysadmin to see quickly how space on
our server is being used up.

BTW, Windows suffers from this same problem.  By choosing right clicking on
a folder in Windows Explorer, and choosing Properties, you can see the size
of all the files in the folder and its subfolders.  What would be really
nice is if it showed up right in Windows Explorer, so you could see at a
glance what folders where chewing up all the space.  I've found an excellent
third party app that does this: TreeSize Pro by Jam Software
< http://www.**-**.com/ ;

BTW2, the MacOS has had a "compute folder sizes" feature built-in for


 Sun, 14 Sep 2003 17:34:20 GMT   
 Folder size incl files in subfolders - any way to show it?

The program du is what you want.  To see how much space is used in a
folder type

du -s folder

Stephen Montgomery-Smith

 Mon, 15 Sep 2003 00:03:20 GMT   
 Folder size incl files in subfolders - any way to show it?

Thanks for the tip!  I looked up the man page, and the combination of
options that does *exactly* what I want is:

du -s -c *

This shows the sizes (in KB) of the subdirectories of the current working
directory, and the grand total:

cygron% du -s -c *
1       ISS
123     aric
17      bshepherd
1       ctan
49      mkaur
23      rwolf
15      vyim
76852   total

 Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:43:08 GMT   
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