Sum file sizes

du -scb
Even simpler! Use du ... the -s and -c flags summarize and print a grand total of all files recursively. The -b flag prints in byte format. You can use the -h flag instead to print in human readable format.
Sample Output
[bbbco ~]$ du -scb
106105284745	.
106105284745	total

[bbbco ~]$ du -sch
99G	.
99G	total

By: bbbco
2011-06-27 14:20:11
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What Others Think

That is very quick and useful for finding file sizes in the current dir. The commands using "find" offer the flexibility of summing up whatever you tell "find" to find.
Strawp · 443 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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