# Folder Quota Checker

This program returns the quota of 1st level sub directories in a directory using the du command (available on all *nix platforms).

## Usage

If no start directory is given all directories in the current one will be checked by default:

$qcheck ./directory-0 4 ./directory-1 920 ... ./directory-9 8248 . 41264  ### Choose directories Sometimes it is required to get the quota of a defined subset of directories. It is possible to give folder names as arguments: $ qcheck directory-1 directory-2
./directory-1   920
./directory-2   120


This method only makes sense for a couple of directories. Longer folder lists can be passed as a text file containing one folder per line. Pass the filename of the text file to the program using the -t argument:

$qcheck -t folder_set.txt  ## Output By default the result is written to the standard output, size is denoted in bits. Each directory-quota will be presented in one line: $ qcheck
./directory-0   4
./directory-1   920
...
./directory-9   8248
.            41264


The output can also converted to a human readable form with the -r argument:

\$ qcheck -r
./directory-0 4,0K
./directory-1 920K
...
./directory-9 8,1M
.           41M


### file-output

If the file output is enabled with the argument -f FILENAME the output will be written to a csv-file. The file will be created if it does not exist.

If the file already exists, the new content will be added as a new column to the document. The name of the column contains the date like YY-MM:

 directorys;2011-12;2012-03 directory-1;0K;128K directory-2;32M;132M directory-3;980M;1.124G

If the column already exists quotachecker will return a note that you have to set the -o parameter if you want to overwrite the column and exit. If the -o argument is set quotachecker will overwrite the column if it exists.

## Requirements

If the installed Python version is at least 2.7 you have all what you need and there is nothing to install.

If the installed Python version is 2.6 or less you need to install argparse wich has already been done if you installed the quotachecker with pip.

## Testing

If something doesn't work as described please first run the tests:

python runtests.py


and send me the output if it fails.