xargs saved my day

So I was doing my regular job, writing new queries to test out my team’s new databases on Vertica. And suddenly my senior manager sends out an email to all in the team asking an estimated disk space requirement for each of our work. I had to find out how much space the raw data files for a complete history that were used to load my databases occupy on disk....

February 6, 2013 · 6 min · 1112 words