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AW: Feature Request: du --include-from=file

From: Heiko Baumann
Subject: AW: Feature Request: du --include-from=file
Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 15:02:46 +0200

thanks to all for your help.

the machine i had the problem on is a suse 9.0 with an old du(1) which seems to 
lack this feature. 

wilfile01:~ # du --help
Usage: du [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Summarize disk usage of each FILE, recursively for directories.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
  -a, --all             write counts for all files, not just directories
      --apparent-size   print apparent sizes, rather than disk usage; although
                          the apparent size is usually smaller, it may be
                          larger due to holes in (`sparse') files, internal
                          fragmentation, indirect blocks, and the like
  -B, --block-size=SIZE use SIZE-byte blocks
  -b, --bytes           equivalent to `--apparent-size --block-size=1'
  -c, --total           produce a grand total
  -D, --dereference-args  dereference FILEs that are symbolic links
  -h, --human-readable  print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G)
  -H, --si              likewise, but use powers of 1000 not 1024
  -k                    like --block-size=1K
  -l, --count-links     count sizes many times if hard linked
  -L, --dereference     dereference all symbolic links
  -S, --separate-dirs   do not include size of subdirectories
  -s, --summarize       display only a total for each argument
  -x, --one-file-system  skip directories on different filesystems
  -X FILE, --exclude-from=FILE  Exclude files that match any pattern in FILE.
      --exclude=PATTERN Exclude files that match PATTERN.
      --max-depth=N     print the total for a directory (or file, with --all)
                          only if it is N or fewer levels below the command
                          line argument;  --max-depth=0 is the same as
      --help     display this help and exit
      --version  output version information and exit

SIZE may be (or may be an integer optionally followed by) one of following:
kB 1000, K 1024, MB 1,000,000, M 1,048,576, and so on for G, T, P, E, Z, Y.

Report bugs to <address@hidden>.

i also checked the manpage of my gentoo installation which does not list this 
option. so i assumed this feature does not exist. however "du --help" on my 
gentoo box lists this option. so i will notify the gentoo guys about the wrong 


----- Originalnachricht -----
Von: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
Gesendet: Mit, 9.5.2007 14:20
An: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
Cc: Heiko Baumann <address@hidden> ; address@hidden
Betreff: Re: Feature Request: du --include-from=file

Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> Assuming that file.txt did not include any files with a newline in the
> name, you can do:
> # tr '\n' '\0' < file.txt > file0.txt
> # du -sch --files0-from=file0.txt

Or even

   tr '\n' '\0' < file.txt | du -sch --files0-from=-


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