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Oct 052011
 

Exclude files when using the du to estimate disk usage

Answer:

It is easy to use du command to estimate disk usage, however, sometimes you want to ignore some files during the calculation.

To do so, try

# du -h --exclude='*.bak'

The above command will exclude all the file end with the extension .bak during the disk space calculation.

  One Response to “Exclude files when using the du to estimate disk usage”

  1. So, the same as tar. Good to know :)

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