Solved

Calculating the used disk space with "find"

Posted on 2011-03-16
4
327 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi,

on a linux machine I host an online shop. I have no idea why, but the shop software creates for every article a file "nopic_someid.jpg", each one with a different file size (don't ask me why ;) ). Now I want to calculate the wasted storage on the machine. Well, I can get all files with a normal linux "find" command, but how can I calculate the space taken by that files?
0
Comment
Question by:LL0rd
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Abhishek_Chib
ID: 35153477
Him

Best way, log on via root, use following command :

find -name '*' -size +1000k | grep jpg

This will output of files name and location  which is size larger than 1000K.

Note : find command will take some time to give you output
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:dzhungar
ID: 35153522
There is a du (Disk usage) command in every Unix and its clones
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:dzhungar
ID: 35153538
Or you can use also a UNIX command df with an option -h to show human in readable format, i.e "df -h" will show you used and available space on all mounts
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Alberto Cortes earned 500 total points
ID: 35153559
Next script can be useful:

total=0
find / -name "nopic_*.jpg" -print | xargs ls -la | awk '{print $5}' | while read kbytes
do
total=$( $total + $kbytes )
done
echo $total kbytes
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack

Come see why top tech companies like Mailchimp and Media Temple use Linux Academy to build their employee training programs.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Utilizing an array to gracefully append to a list of EmailAddresses
It’s 2016. Password authentication should be dead — or at least close to dying. But, unfortunately, it has not traversed Quagga stage yet. Using password authentication is like laundering hotel guest linens with a washboard — it’s Passé.
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…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

840 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