detecting the size of a tarball
steffl at bigfoot.com
Tue Nov 4 15:31:04 PST 2003
David Bear wrote:
> I have a 100 mg zip drive that I'm writing to as a raw device -- no
> file system -- just 'tar cvf /dev/afd0 stuff'. I am curious if there
> is a way to find out how big the tarball is on this kind of thing.
> I'm guessing maybe some kind of seek to EOF but not sure how it might
> be accomplished. any idea's?
this might work (probably reads whole file): cat < /dev/afd0 | wc -c
or perhaps this one: du /dev/afd0
you can try this:
perl -e '$filename = "/dev/afd0"; print "siz eof [$filename] is [" .
(stat($filename)) . "]\n";'
not sure if that would be any different than ls -l though...
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