karan karan - 2 months ago 10
Linux Question

Check remote directory size before file transfer in SFTP

I have to check remote directory size before transferring file using SFTP. Please help how this can be achieved? I will transfer file only if remote directory size is less than defined threshold.

Answer

You could run the following command

ssh USER@SERVER du -bs "/path/to/remote/directory"

and capture its output.