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DU(1)			  BSD General Commands Manual			 DU(1)

NAME
     du	-- display disk	usage statistics

SYNOPSIS
     du	[-H | -L | -P] [-a | -d	depth |	-s] [-cghkmnrx]	[file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The du utility displays the file system block usage for each file argu-
     ment and for each directory in the	file hierarchy rooted in each direc-
     tory argument.  If	no file	is specified, the block	usage of the hierarchy
     rooted in the current directory is	displayed.

     The options are as	follows:

     -H	     Symbolic links on the command line	are followed.  (Symbolic links
	     encountered in the	tree traversal are not followed.)

     -L	     All symbolic links	are followed.

     -P	     No	symbolic links are followed.

     -a	     Display an	entry for each file in the file	hierarchy.

     -c	     Display the grand total after all the arguments have been pro-
	     cessed.

     -d	     Display an	entry files and	directories depth directories deep.

     -g	     If	the -g flag is specified, the number displayed is the number
	     of	gigabyte (1024*1024*1024 bytes)	blocks.

     -h	     If	the -h flag is specified, the numbers will be displayed	in
	     "human-readable" format.  Use unit	suffixes: B (Byte), K (Kilo-
	     byte), M (Megabyte), G (Gigabyte),	T (Terabyte) and P (Petabyte).

     -k	     By	default, du displays the number	of blocks as returned by the
	     stat(2) system call, i.e. 512-byte	blocks.	 If the	-k flag	is
	     specified,	the number displayed is	the number of kilobyte (1024
	     bytes) blocks.  Partial numbers of	blocks are rounded up.

     -m	     If	the -m flag is specified, the number displayed is the number
	     of	megabyte (1024*1024 bytes) blocks.

     -n	     Ignore files and directories with user "nodump" flag (UF_NODUMP)
	     set.

     -r	     Generate warning messages about directories that cannot be	read.
	     This is the default behaviour.

     -s	     Display only the grand total for the specified files.

     -x	     Filesystem	mount points are not traversed.

     du	counts the storage used	by symbolic links and not the files they ref-
     erence unless the -H or -L	option is specified.  If either	the -H or -L
     options are specified, storage used by any	symbolic links which are fol-
     lowed is not counted or displayed.	 The -H, -L and	-P options override
     each other	and the	command's actions are determined by the	last one spec-
     ified.

     Files having multiple hard	links are counted (and displayed) a single
     time per du execution.

ENVIRONMENT
     BLOCKSIZE	If the environment variable BLOCKSIZE is set, and the -g, -h,
		-k, and	-m options are not specified, the block	counts will be
		displayed in units of that size	block.

SEE ALSO
     df(1), chflags(2),	fts(3),	getbsize(3), symlink(7), quot(8)

HISTORY
     A du command appeared in Version 6	AT&T UNIX.

BSD			      September	24, 2006			   BSD

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