Asked By – Gary Willoughby
Before I re-invent this particular wheel, has anybody got a nice routine for calculating the size of a directory using Python? It would be very nice if the routine would format the size nicely in Mb/Gb etc.
Now we will see solution for issue: Calculating a directory’s size using Python?
This walks all sub-directories; summing file sizes:
import os def get_size(start_path = '.'): total_size = 0 for dirpath, dirnames, filenames in os.walk(start_path): for f in filenames: fp = os.path.join(dirpath, f) # skip if it is symbolic link if not os.path.islink(fp): total_size += os.path.getsize(fp) return total_size print(get_size(), 'bytes')
And a oneliner for fun using os.listdir (Does not include sub-directories):
import os sum(os.path.getsize(f) for f in os.listdir('.') if os.path.isfile(f))
To use os.path.getsize, this is clearer than using the os.stat().st_size method.
Thanks to ghostdog74 for pointing this out!
os.stat – st_size Gives the size in bytes. Can also be used to get file size and other file related information.
import os nbytes = sum(d.stat().st_size for d in os.scandir('.') if d.is_file())
If you use Python 3.4 or previous then you may consider using the more efficient
walk method provided by the third-party
scandir package. In Python 3.5 and later, this package has been incorporated into the standard library and
os.walk has received the corresponding increase in performance.
Recently I’ve been using
pathlib more and more, here’s a
from pathlib import Path root_directory = Path('.') sum(f.stat().st_size for f in root_directory.glob('**/*') if f.is_file())