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ls -z option

From: Richard Neill
Subject: ls -z option
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 16:06:49 +0100
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Dear all,

I'd really like to see a  -z option in ls. This would be for
"display the true siZe of directories".
ie when doing ls -l, I would like it to report the total size (recursively) of files inside a directory.

I have written a hack which does that. It's not very elegant, but it works OK, and hopefully it will demonstrate what I mean.

The files are both shell scripts, 'lsz' and 'lszZ'.
They can be got from here:


1) chmod them executable
2) edit line 11 of 'lsz' to reflect the path of 'lszZ'
3) run lsz instead of ls. It supports options -lShraA

Best wishes


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