Calculate files' size

ls -l | head -n 65535 | awk '{if (NR > 1) total += $5} END {print total/(1024*1024*1024)}'

By: zluyuer
2014-12-16 04:09:44

What Others Think

Hmm... Generally, it's not a good idea to parse the output of 'ls' (filenames might contain whitespace; 'date' has variable number of fields). I'd probably have used: stat -c %s * | awk '{total += $1} END {print total/(1024*1024*1024)}' Also, I don't understand why you've put in "head -n 65535". However, you've used an apostrophe correctly (in the title), so you can still have a +1 from me :-)
flatcap · 317 weeks and 4 days ago
I'm a little unclear on what this does? Does it show the cumulative file size combined in bytes? & just because -> 1024*1024*1024 == 1024**3
snipertyler · 317 weeks and 4 days ago
why not just concatenate the files and pipe the output through wc? Like so : cat ./*.pl | wc To calculate the size of all your perl scripts Then again theres always du du /usr/bin/ How much disk space are all these user binaries taking up??
sagesaga6 · 316 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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