Paging Matthew Seaman
jerrymc at msu.edu
Fri Jan 4 10:37:37 PST 2008
On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 12:03:51PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On Friday, January 04, 2008 17:18:51 +0000 Matthew Seaman
> <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
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> >Paul Schmehl wrote:
> >>I figure if anyone knows the answer to this off the top of their head,
> >>Matthew will.
> >Fame at last!
> Oh, you've been famous for a while here. :-)
> >>I've been reading the man pages for du and df, but I can't find the
> >>right combination. I'd like to get the type of output that df -h gives
> >>you but only for one mount point or even one directory. Is there a tool
> >>that can do that? (IOW, I'd like to run du -h but only get the totals
> >>for directories.)
> >Well, for a mount point, the command that will give you output like
> >'df -h' for a specific partition is (*ta da*) 'df -h' -- tell it a
> >file or directory and it will tell you all about the partition that
> >lives on:
> >% df -h /tmp
> >Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> >/dev/md0 248M 22K 228M 0% /tmp
> This only returns the totals for mount points, however. Not what I was
> looking for.
> >For an arbitrary directory, I assume you want the du(1) style total
> >space usage figures but in the 'human readable' style? 'du -hs' does
> >that if you tell it the directory name:
> >% du -hs /tmp
> > 22K /tmp
> You are more adept at understanding man pages than I. I didn't "get" the
> -s switch. However, it only returns the single file or directory that I
> specify. It's closer to what I wanted than df but not quite there.
> >As others have suggested else thread, there are a variety of cunning
> >find + xargs combinations for generating a list of directories and
> >feeding the list into du(1) automatically.
> Yes, and I've concluded that's probably the only way I'm going to get what
> I want.
> >But all this seems to me to be pretty clearly explained in the du(1)
> >and df(1) man pages so I've probably completely misunderstood what you
> >are actually asking for.
> Nope. You understood.
> Thanks to everyone that responded. I'll tweak the suggestions until I get
> what I want or some near equivalent of it.
I may be missing what you want, but I try CDing to the directory
and then doing the du -hs * eg
du -hs *
It seems to get it when naming the directory doesn't.
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
> Senior Information Security Analyst
> The University of Texas at Dallas
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