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Find biggest files in a directory
This will list all the files that are a gigabyte or larger in the current working directory. Change the G in the regex to be a M and you'll find all files that are a megabyte up to but not including a gigabyte.
This modifies the output of ls so that the file size has commas every three digits. It makes room for the commas by destructively eating any characters to the left of the size, which is probably okay since that's just the "group".
Note that I did not write this, I merely cleaned it up and shortened it with extended regular expressions. The original shell script, entitled "sl", came with this description:
: For tired eyes (sigh), do an ls -lF plus whatever other flags you give
: but expand the file size with commas every 3 digits. Really helps me
: distinguish megabytes from hundreds of kbytes...
: Corey Satten, firstname.lastname@example.org, 11/8/89
Of course, some may suggest that fancy new "human friendly" options, like "ls -Shrl", have made Corey's script obsolete. They are probably right. Yet, at times, still I find it handy. The new-fangled "human-readable" numbers can be annoying when I have to glance at the letter at the end to figure out what order of magnitude is even being talked about. (There's a big difference between 386M and 386P!). But with this nifty script, the number itself acts like a histogram, a quick visual indicator of "bigness" for tired eyes. :-)
Use find's internal stat to get the file size then let the shell add up the numbers.
Using find's internal stat to get the file size is about 50 times faster than using -exec stat.
Find files and calculate size with stat of result in shell
this will give u the details in MB's; from high to low....
It is not the installed size in files, but the size of RPM packages.
I added -S to du so that you don't include /foo/bar/baz.iso in /foo, and change sorts -n to -h so that it can properly sort the human readable sizes.
Shows the 10 biggest files/dirs
Find all files larger than 500M in home directory and print them ordered by size with full info about each file.
* Find all file sizes and file names from the current directory down (replace "." with a target directory as needed).
* sort the file sizes in numeric order
* List only the duplicated file sizes
* drop the file sizes so there are simply a list of files (retain order)
* calculate md5sums on all of the files
* replace the first instance of two spaces (md5sum output) with a \0
* drop the unique md5sums so only duplicate files remain listed
* Use AWK to aggregate identical files on one line.
* Remove the blank line from the beginning (This was done more efficiently by putting another "IF" into the AWK command, but then the whole line exceeded the 255 char limit).
>>>> Each output line contains the md5sum and then all of the files that have that identical md5sum. All fields are \0 delimited. All records are \n delimited.
Replace \-dev with whatever you wanna search for
Enhanced version: fixes sorting by human readable numbers, and filters out non MB or GB entries that have a G or an M in their name.
ls -al gives all files, sort +4n sorts by 5th field numerically
This doesn't require any non-standard programs.
for those without the tree command.
tree -ifsF --noreport .|sort -n -k2|grep -v '/$'
(rows presenting directory names become hidden)