how to know size of a file

Simon Geard delgarde at
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
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.


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