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calculate total used disk space by files older than 180 days using find

I am trying to find the total disk space used by files older than 180 days in a particular directory. This is what I’m using:

    find . -mtime +180 -exec du -sh {} ;

but the above is quiet evidently giving me disk space used by every file that is found. I want only the total added disk space used by the files. Can this be done using find and exec command ?

Please note I simply don’t want to use a script for this, it will be great if there could be a one liner for this. Any help is highly appreciated.



@PeterT is right. Almost all these answers invoke a command (du) for each file, which is very resource intensive and slow and unnecessary. The simplest and fastest way is this:

find . -type f -mtime +356 -printf '%sn' | awk '{total=total+$1}END{print total/1024}'
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