Show size of a file

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files, file size
LastUpdate:
2010-07-31
Contributor:
Frank Lazzarini
type:
snipplet

This is a simple snippet to echo the size of a file in bytes.

#!/bin/bash
FILENAME=/home/heiko/dummy/packages.txt
FILESIZE=$(wc -c < "$FILENAME")
# non standard way (GNU stat): FILESIZE=$(stat -c%s "$FILENAME")

echo "Size of $FILENAME = $FILESIZE bytes."

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