Linux-Unix Directory Size

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    This template returns the size of the specified directory on the target computer.


    Prerequisites: SSH and Perl installed on the target server.

    Credentials: Root user on target server.


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    Linux-Unix Directory Size

    This monitor returns the size of a specified directory in kB. This monitor allows you to get the directory size with or without subfolders, depending upon the argument.

    Note: Before using this monitor, the correct arguments should be set. This monitor requires the following arguments:

    perl ${SCRIPT}
      path_to_folder with_subdir
    where
    path_to_folder
    This is the full path to the target folder. Regular expressions are not allowed.
    with_subdir

    Two options exist:

    • Yes: The script will return the size of the folder with subfolders;
    • No: The script will return the size of the folder without subfolders;. This option is not available for HP-UX, Solaris, and AIX systems.


    Following is an example using the Scripts Arguments field:
    perl ${SCRIPT}  /home/user yes


    Last updated 12/2/2014