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Space used by files and find command

 
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Leo The Cat
Regular Advisor

Space used by files and find command

Hi Guys

How to have the space size used by files matching the result of the find . -name core* command.

Bests Regards
Den
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Ivan Ferreira
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Re: Space used by files and find command

You can use something like this:

find . -type f -name "*core*" -ls 2> /dev/null | awk -v SUM=0 '{SUM=SUM+$7} END {print "Total:",SUM}'
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Leo The Cat
Regular Advisor

Re: Space used by files and find command

Thanks, after a small adaptation this affair works correclty.

A small question, why the 2> /dev/null in this context ?


Thanks again Ivan
Bests Regards
Den
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Space used by files and find command

Is only to avoid messages like "permission denied" errors on the output.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Leo The Cat
Regular Advisor

Re: Space used by files and find command

Hi Ivan

And thanks again on this thread.

Bests Regards
Den