Amount of Space on Drive Used by Certain Files

November 1, 2010 by
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For the total disk space of files matching “searchstring”

ls -l | awk '/searchstring/ {space = space + $5} END {print space}'

Or for the total of all files:

ls -l | awk '{space = space + $5} END {print space}'

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