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How to estimate the storage size of all files not named *.[extension] on the current directory

Terminal - How to estimate the storage size of all files not named *.[extension] on the current directory
find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -not -iname '*.jpg' -ls |awk '{TOTAL+=$7} END {print int(TOTAL/(1024^2))"MB"}'
2011-04-26 18:18:37
User: mack
Functions: awk find
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How to estimate the storage size of all files not named *.[extension] on the current directory

With this sentence we can estimate the storage size of all files not named *.jpg on the current directory.

The syntax is based on Linux, for Unix compliance use:

find ./* -prune ! -name '*.jpg' -ls |awk '{TOTAL+=$7} END {print int(TOTAL/(1024^2))"MB"}'

We can change the jpg extension for whatever extension what we need

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You can do the same thing with

du -hs --exclude=*.jpg

That is, if you're using GNU du. If you're not using GNU du, but you are using bash, you can do it with:

shopt -s extglob; du -hs !(*.jpg)
Comment by eightmillion 169 weeks and 2 days ago

Yes I can do it with du, but, du command summarize all the files under the current path, including all sub directories.

With the this find command does not.

Comment by mack 169 weeks and 1 day ago

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