80/20 Principle and Optimizing

The following is the means of finding the directory size of a folder and its contents on a mac:

du -s

This came in handy when I was trying to speed up a website deploy.

It turns out that over 98% of the content of the site was in one folder. Spliting this off an changing the copy policy saves between 50% and 75% of the deploy time.

Look for the quick wins!

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