[RULE] [Fwd: Re: Disk space used by a package?]

Rodolfo J. Paiz rpaiz at simpaticus.com
Fri Oct 22 01:46:07 EEST 2004

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> From: Michael Schwendt <fedora at wir-sind-cool.org>
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> Subject: Re: Disk space used by a package?
> Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 00:31:55 +0200
> On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 15:42:01 -0600, Rodolfo J. Paiz wrote:
> > Is there any way I can find out authoritatively how much space a given
> > package takes up on disk when installed? The "size" parameter in "rpm -
> > qi" is not it, clearly.
> > 
> > Perhaps if I run "rpm -ql" and then feed that to some command that
> > counts bytes or inodes? I realize that there will be a rounding error
> > since each file must take up at least one inode on disk, but if I can
> > get inode-level (e.g. 4KB) precision then I'll be very happy indeed.
> > 
> > Thanks for any advice,
> Untested whether the info in here is more accurate:
>   rpm -q --qf "[%{fsnames} %{fssizes}\n]" PACKAGE

I'll test this out when I have some more time, but likely that will be
this weekend. Just as an FYI to Ingo and Marco who were also


Rodolfo J. Paiz <rpaiz at simpaticus.com>
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