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du -h --max-depth=1 |sort -rh
2011-11-15 20:30:00
User: jambino
Functions: du sort
13

In this case I'm just grabbing the next level of subdirectories (and same level regular files) with the --max-depth=1 flag. leaving out that flag will just give you finer resolution. Note that you have to use the -h switch with both 'du' and with 'sort.'

sort -g -o list.txt{,}
2011-11-15 19:59:28
User: jambino
Functions: sort
Tags: sorting text
10

sorts the contents of a file without the need for a second file to take the sorted output.

This was previously entered as `sort -g list.txt -o $_` but as others have pointed out the $_ references the previous command. so this would've worked had that been the second part of a command joined with && like:

cat list.txt && sort -g list.txt -o $_

The user below me Robin had the most correct command.

ls -lFart |tail -n1
2011-10-17 19:49:14
User: jambino
Functions: ls tail
Tags: tail pipe ls
-2

List all files in a directory in reverse order by modified timestamp. When piped through tail the user will see the most recent file name.

ls -Fart
2011-09-19 13:07:47
User: jambino
Functions: ls
1

It's both silly, and infinitely useful. Especially useful in logfile directories where you want to know what file is being updated while troubleshooting.