Some important general purpose linux commands

How to get Filesize of a Folder or Directory

If you are looking for a linux command that shows the size of directory/folder then here it is


where DIRECTORYPATH is the actual directory path. The possible output of this command will look like


This command is very much helpfull .

Copying file form one location to another location using RSYNC command:

rsync -avz –progress –SRCPATH— –DESTINATIONPATH–

Copying files with excluding a folder from being copied.

rsync -avz –progress –exclude ‘EXCLUDE DIRECTORY’ –SRCPATH— –DESTINATIONPATH–

Naming convention followed below

–SRCPATH— Source Path name

–DESTINATIONPATH– Destination Path name

EXCLUDE DIRECTORY – The directory that you want to get skipped from moving from source folder to destination.

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