On Aug 11, 2009, at 12:09 PM, Roland Smith wrote:
Just execute the tar command, and dump the output to /dev/null
tar -cf - /etc |dd of=/dev/null
tar: Removing leading '/' from member names
3160+0 records in
3160+0 records out
1617920 bytes transferred in 0.057690 secs (28045115 bytes/sec)
This will give you the exact size without writing anything to disk.
Thanks. I had not thought of that.
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