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Re: size of directory

by mikeirw (Pilgrim)
on Oct 10, 2002 at 07:08 UTC ( #204109=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to size of directory

If you're wanting to sum the sizes of all files within a directory, this should do it:

my $dir = '/path/to/dir'; my $dir_size = 0; my $file; opendir DIR, $dir or die "Unable to open $dir: $!\n"; $dir_size += -s "$dir/$file" while defined( $file = readdir DIR ); closedir DIR; print $dir_size;

This does not descend into subdirectories, though.

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