I need to calculate the size of "real" files created under a folder (and its sub-folders) on an NTFS drive, where "real" is all files that are not present because of hard/soft-links, junctions etc.

Is there currently any tool that will do this? (command-line or graphical)

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I guess such a capability will be useful only under the right circumstances, so, to avoid questions due to speculations on how I "really want to use it", I'll mention my use case in advance...

I've started using pnpm and I'm trying to evaluate actual disk usage. Given that the node_modules folder (when created by pnpm) contains folders that are links to pnpm's store, I know that files in those folders should not be counted. WinDirStat seems to ignore these folders, but I need to be sure about this.

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