Compute the average number of KB per file for each dir

parallel echo -n {}"\ "\;echo '$(du -s {} | awk "{print \$1}") / $(find {} | wc -l)' \| bc -l ::: *
Use this to find identify if dirs mostly contain large or small files.
Sample Output
yeslab.org 300.32786885245901639344
theyesmen.org 679.16801687505732016752

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You should document the source for the gnu/parallel command or remove it as it doesnt have much to do with the analytics.
hpavc · 363 weeks and 3 days ago

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