How to exclude a set of files from disk space usage calculation using du
Posted on: 03/08/2011 11:38 AM

Linuxers shows you how to exclude a set of files from disk space usage calculation using du

How to exclude a set of files from disk space usage calculation using du


We have already discussed the most common options used with du - a tool to check/calculate file space usage. In its most basic form, du tells you the size of all the files in a given directory. Using -s option it sums up the total size of a directory, but what if we don't want to include a set of files while calculating the utilized space. Using the --exclude and --exclude-from option, we can easily mention the files to be excluded.
Lets say we want to exclude all the *.png files while calculating the file space usage.



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