How to list directory size?

Karl Larsen k5di at
Sat Jun 28 18:49:43 UTC 2008

Robert Dailey wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 12:07 PM, Corey Bettenhausen <corey at>
> wrote:
> When I mentioned "recursive" in my original post, I was referring to the
> math- The math that calculates the size of the folder should be recursive,
> in that it will search the directory tree for all files under the folder in
> question and add their sizes together to form the final directory size. The
> display routine itself should *NOT* be recursive, as I only care to see the
> size of a specific folder and NOT its contents.
> 	Well if you know what the above means, and I do not, it could mean that $ du is not what this guy wants. Maybe he wants $df or something not avalable like $dy :-) 

    Also your on Linux now and folders are called directories. Like 
folders on Windows were directories in DOS.


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