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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.
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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