finding size of port

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Feb 24 03:12:47 PST 2011

On Feb 24, 2011, at 05:11, Russell Jones wrote:

>>> Will that work in the general case? How so?
>> In the general case of a port you have installed, yes. I use:
>> du -sh /opt/local/var/macports/software/PORTNAME/*
>> where you would replace "PORTNAME" with the name of the port you want to know the installed size of.
> How does that give the right result, though? Are all the apparent files outside of that directory linked?

Yes. All the files a port installs are in /opt/local/var/macports/software/PORTNAME/*, and all the files outside of there are hardlinks to those files. They take up no additional space.

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