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Another way to calculate sum size of all files matching a pattern

Terminal - Another way to calculate sum size of all files matching a pattern
find . -iname '*.jar' | xargs du -ks | cut -f1 | xargs echo | sed "s/ /+/g" | bc
2009-06-08 14:29:56
User: wires
Functions: cut du echo find sed xargs
Another way to calculate sum size of all files matching a pattern

Here the pattern is '*.jar', you could pass in any pattern.

Another, maybe nicer way to do this is


You could replace sed with tr


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Why not use the -c flag of du? It displays the total sum.

find . -iname '*.jar' | xargs du -kc | tail -1

Also, if there are possibly spaces or other nasty characters in file names, make sure to use -print0 with the find command (and the -0 flag to xargs, of course).

Comment by inof 337 weeks and 2 days ago

inof, yours doesn't work because there are multiple "totals" lines.

find . -iname '*.c' | xargs du -kc | grep total

19392 total

8344 total

24940 total

9976 total

23876 total

39716 total

44700 total

25280 total

27456 total

30868 total

26688 total

26744 total

Comment by Weboide 337 weeks and 1 day ago

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