1. Name

mdu - display the amount of space occupied by an MSDOS directory
     .tr (is' .tr (if` .tr (pd"

2. Note of warning

This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo documentation, and may not be entirely accurate or complete. See the end of this man page for details.

3. Description

\fR\f(CWMdu\fR is used to list the space occupied by a directory, its subdirectories and its files. It is similar to the \fR\f(CWdu\fR command on Unix. The unit used are clusters. Use the minfo command to find out the cluster size.

\fR\f(CWmdu\fR [\fR\f(CW-a\fR] [ msdosfiles ... ]

  • \fR\f(CWa\fR 
        All files. List also the space occupied for individual files.
  • \fR\f(CWs\fR 
        Only list the total space, don't give details for each subdirectory.

4. See Also

Mtools' texinfo doc

5. Viewing the texi doc

This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo documentation. However, this process is only approximative, and some items, such as crossreferences, footnotes and indices are lost in this translation process. Indeed, these items have no appropriate representation in the manpage format. Moreover, not all information has been translated into the manpage version. Thus I strongly advise you to use the original texinfo doc. See the end of this manpage for instructions how to view the texinfo doc.

  • *   
        To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the following commands:
   ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi


  • *   
        To generate a html copy, run:
   ./configure; make html

\fRA premade html can be found at \fR\f(CW(ifhttp://www.gnu.org/software/mtools/manual/mtools.html(is\fR

  • *   
        To generate an info copy (browsable using emacs' info mode), run:
   ./configure; make info


The texinfo doc looks most pretty when printed or as html. Indeed, in the info version certain examples are difficult to read due to the quoting conventions used in info.