Solved

Basic Linux Command

Posted on 2002-04-15
3
188 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
How can I see the sizes of the linux directory with sub-directory. e.g "dir /s" in DOS
0
Comment
Question by:kennycpu
3 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
jlevie earned 30 total points
ID: 6943914
do your mean the total amount of space a directory and its subdir's occupies? For that you'd use 'du -s /path-to/some-dir'. Check 'man du' for more options.

If you want to see all of the files in a dir and subdirs use:

ls -R /path-to/some-dir
 -or-
ls -lR /path-to/some-dir
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:ahoffmann
ID: 6943965
ls -lR|awk '/^-/{bytes+=$5}END{print bytes}'
0
 

Expert Comment

by:pmonz
ID: 6947319
du -h <dirname>

where <dirname> is the name of the directory or . for the actual directory.
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack!

The average business loses $13.5M per year to ineffective training (per 1,000 employees). Keep ahead of the competition and combine in-person quality with online cost and flexibility by training with Linux Academy.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This document is written for Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 and ORACLE 10g.  Earlier releases can be installed using this document as well however there are some additional steps for packages to be installed see Metalink. Disclaimer: I hav…
Introduction We as admins face situation where we need to redirect websites to another. This may be required as a part of an upgrade keeping the old URL but website should be served from new URL. This document would brief you on different ways ca…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question