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GNU du --max-depth=1 directly translates to BusyBox du -d 1. There's no equivalent of xargs -d; you can translate newlines to null bytes if xargs -0 is supported. du -d 1 -k | sort -nr | cut -f2 | tr '\n' '\0' | xargs -0 du -sh BusyBox has a lot of compilations to tune the compromise between size and features. If you don't have du -d, you can use du | ...


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There is no generic way to directly mount a subtree of a filesystem. But you can mount the whole filesystem somewhere, and then “copy” a subtree of the mount with a bind mount. mount /dev/foobar /media/foobar mount --bind /media/foobar/usr /usr In fstab syntax: /dev/foobar /media/foobar auto defaults 0 2 /media/foobar/usr /usr bind bind


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Temporary increase tmpfs filesystem 1) Open /etc/fstab with vi or any text editor of your choice, 2) Locate the line of /dev/shm and use the tmpfs size option to specify your expected size, e.g. 512MB: tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults,size=512m 0 0 e.g. 2GB: tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults,size=2g 0 0 mount -o remount /dev/shm


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I’m on an android right now so your system might be a little different but in Termux, df does not accept any options at all. df # works as expected df [FILE] # works as expected df [OPTION]… [FILE]… # No such file or directory error


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As an alternative, you can do this using only POSIX: find . -type f -name "*.jpg" -exec du -sk {} \; | awk 'BEGIN{total=0};{total += $1}; END{printf "%.3f MB\n", total / 1024}' Further reading: du - estimate file space usage (POSIX) find - find files (POSIX)


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find ./path/to/your/drive -type f -name '*.jpg' -exec du -ch {} + Or much faster find /path/to/your/drive -name "*.jpg" -print0 | du -ch --files0-from=- Or simply, du -ch /path/to/your/drive/*.jpg | grep total Or with help of awk, find /path/to/your/drive -iname "*.jpg" -ls | awk '{total += $7} END {print total}' On my system file size shows on ...


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fallocate -l 50G big_file truncate -s 50G big_file dd of=bigfile bs=1 seek=50G count=0 As those three ways can all fill up a partition quickly. If you like use dd, usually you can try it with seek. Just set seek=file_size_what_you_need and set count=0. That will tell the system there is a file, and its size is what you set, but the system will not create ...


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Other alternatives include: to change the alarm thresholds to something near or below the current usage, or to create a very small test partition with limited inodes, size, or other attributes. Being able to test things such as running into the root reserved percentage, if any, may also be handy.


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The fastest way to create a file in a Linux system is fallocate: fallocate -l 50G file From man: fallocate is used to manipulate the allocated disk space for a file, either to deallocate or preallocate it. For filesystems which support the fallocate system call, preallocation is done quickly by allocating blocks ...



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