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Er, what's wrong with just using the finder?
Authored by: demmons65 on Oct 22, '04 12:33:32PM

Nothing wrong with Finder's way of giving this info.

It's just not in the terminal. So this hint (and others mentioned here) gives the command-line user an alternate to hiding the terminal, opening a window, navigating to the appropriate folder, toggling Calculate Sizes, etc..

It will also work if you're using a terminal in X Windows. And it will let you view sizes on 'hidden' directories that normally do not appear in Finder.

Many find the command-line method faster, and dare I say it, easier.

d a v e

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Er, what's wrong with just using the finder?
Authored by: starwxrwx on Oct 25, '04 10:53:48PM

well actually the hint author seems to have reverted to the command line when the gui options wern't working for them

but the list view "calculate sizes" is great in the finder - I had never tried that one...

I would suggest the hint author hit the man page for du... though, I have to admit I have dupes of lots of command line tools and man pages via fink, so I dont know how useful the apple ver is

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