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Is there any way to see the percentage of the filtetypes shared on dropbox? I mean, how many music files, how many zip files, how many rar files etc.

Both the figures themselves and percentages would be great.

I hope it's not too much to ask for,

Thank you

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Shared as in public, with other users, or all files on your Dropbox account? – iglvzx Dec 23 '11 at 18:42
overall usage statistics. Not necessarily in the public folder but it could be a great start. – vondip Dec 23 '11 at 19:48
on which OS do you run dropbox. there may be OS-related tools that can do the job for you. – tuergeist Dec 26 '11 at 8:02
I am running on windows – vondip Dec 27 '11 at 0:13
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On the command line, go to your Dropbox folder, then type the following command:

find . -name "*.*" | gawk -F. '(NF>1) {exts[$NF]++} END {for (ext in exts){printf "%s: %s files\n", ext, exts[ext]}}'

It will show the number of files for each extension, for instance:

mp3: 243 files
txt: 832 files
rar: 9 files

If you are on Windows, you might have to install Cygwin to be able to run this command.

To convert to percentages, use a spreadsheet program like OpenOffice Calc.

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I believe that if you're going to use gawk, its included in unxutils and GOW , should there be a need for simpler lighter standalone alternatives to cygwin – Journeyman Geek Feb 17 '12 at 7:52

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