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NAME
       du - estimate file space usage

SYNOPSIS
       du [OPTION]... [FILE]...
       du [OPTION]... --files0-from=F

DESCRIPTION
       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 only symlinks that are listed on the command line

       --files0-from=F
              summarize  disk usage of the NUL-terminated file names specified
              in file F; If F is - then read names from standard input

       -H     equivalent to --dereference-args (-D)

       -h, --human-readable
              print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G)

       --si   like -h, but use powers of 1000 not 1024

       -k     like --block-size=1K

       -l, --count-links
              count sizes many times if hard linked

       -m     like --block-size=1M

       -L, --dereference
              dereference all symbolic links

       -P, --no-dereference
              don't follow any symbolic links (this is the default)

       -0, --null
              end each output line with 0 byte rather than newline

       -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 file systems

       -X, --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 --summarize

       --time show time of the last modification of any file in the directory,
              or any of its subdirectories

       --time=WORD
              show  time  as WORD instead of modification time: atime, access,
              use, ctime or status

       --time-style=STYLE
              show times using style STYLE: full-iso, long-iso,  iso,  +FORMAT
              FORMAT is interpreted like `date'

       --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 fol‐
       lowing: kB 1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, and so on for G, T,
       P, E, Z, Y.

PATTERNS
       PATTERN  is  a shell pattern (not a regular expression).  The pattern ?
       matches any one character, whereas * matches any  string  (composed  of
       zero,  one  or  multiple  characters).  For example, *.o will match any
       files whose names end in .o.  Therefore, the command

              du --exclude='*.o'

       will skip all files and subdirectories ending in .o (including the file
       .o itself).

AUTHOR
       Written  by  Torbjorn  Granlund,  David MacKenzie, Paul Eggert, and Jim
       Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report du bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: 
       General help using GNU software: 

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.   License  GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later .
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for du is maintained as a  Texinfo  manual.   If
       the  info and du programs are properly installed at your site, the com‐
       mand

              info coreutils 'du invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 7.4               September 2010                           DU(1)