how to know size of a file

layman layman82 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 1 01:03:32 PDT 2003


That was useful :-)

--- Davide Brini <dbrini at vet.unibo.it> wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Jul 2003 00:49:16 -0700 (PDT),
> layman <layman82 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> > How to check the size of a (any) file (especially
> > text) in linux using console ?
> 
> I'm sure there are many other methods, this is
> rather ugly:
> 
> cat filename | wc -c
> 
> or you can, of course, do a ls -l filename.txt and
> use awk or sed to
> extract the filesize.
> 
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