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get_dirsize › WordPress Function

get_dirsize ( $directory, $max_execution_time = null )
Parameters: (2)
  • (string) $directory Full path of a directory.
    Required: Yes
  • (int) $max_execution_time Maximum time to run before giving up. In seconds. The timeout is global and is measured from the moment WordPress started to load.
    Required: No
    Default: null
  • (int|false|null) Size in bytes if a valid directory. False if not. Null if timeout.
Defined at:
Change Log:
  • 5.2.0

Gets the size of a directory.

A helper function that is used primarily to check whether a blog has exceeded its allowed upload space.


function get_dirsize( $directory, $max_execution_time = null ) {

	 * Exclude individual site directories from the total when checking the main site of a network,
	 * as they are subdirectories and should not be counted.
	if ( is_multisite() && is_main_site() ) {
		$size = recurse_dirsize( $directory, $directory . '/sites', $max_execution_time );
	} else {
		$size = recurse_dirsize( $directory, null, $max_execution_time );

	return $size;