how to know size of a file

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Tue Jul 1 07:13:02 PDT 2003


Tushar Teredesai wrote:

> layman wrote:
>
>> how do i store it directly in a variable (bash),
>> f=cat filename | wc -c
>> does not help me
>>  
>>
> http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html
> http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html
>
Was wondering how long it would be before someone posted something like 
that... should be mandatory reading for anyone before they try building 
an LFS install.

Simon.

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