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Terminal - Commands tagged disk usage - 36 results
du -hsx * | sort -rh | head -10
du -xm --max-depth 2 /var/log | sort -rn | head
2013-12-16 13:29:33
User: srvesh
Functions: du sort
0

this will give u the details in MB's; from high to low....

du -Sh | sort -h | tail
2013-11-27 17:50:11
User: pdxdoughnut
Functions: du sort
1

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.

du -ah | sort -h | tail
find -size +100M
tree -ah --du . | ack '\[(\d{3,}M|\d+.*G)\]'
du --max-depth=1 -h * |sort -h -k 1 |egrep '(M|G)\s'
2013-02-14 08:56:56
User: TerDale
Functions: du egrep sort
1

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 -a | du --max-depth=1 -h 2>/dev/null |sort -h
du -hs * | sort -h
2013-02-12 15:29:26
Functions: du sort
Tags: disk usage
2

Show sizes of all files and directories in a directory in size order.

du -hs * | sort -hr

for reverse order.

Taken from http://serverfault.com/questions/62411/how-can-i-sort-du-h-output-by-size

du --max-depth=1 -h * |sort -n -k 1 |egrep 'M|G'
du -sm /home/* | sort -n | tail -10
sudo -s du -sm /Users/* | sort -nr | head -n 10
2012-09-13 10:15:23
User: mematron
Functions: du head sort sudo
0

In OSX you would have to make sure that you "sudo -s" your way to happiness since it will give a few "Permission denied" errors before finally spitting out the results. In OSX the directory structure has to start with the "Users" Directory then it will recursively perform the operation.

Your Lord and master,

Mematron

du -sh /home/*|sort -rh|head -n 10
2012-09-12 11:54:06
User: toaster
Functions: du head sort
0

the -h option of du and sort (on appropriate distrib) makes output "Human" readable and still sorted by "reversed size" (sort -rh)

du -sm /home/* | sort -nr | head -n 10
du -h | sort -hr
du -h / | grep -w "[0-9]*G"
vzlist -a -H -o hostname,diskspace,diskspace.s,veid | awk '{ printf( "%2.f%\t%s\t%s\n"), $2*100/$3, $4, $1}' | sort -r
alias duh='dulist=$(du -sh */); for i in T G M K; do printf "$dulist"|egrep "^[0-9\.]+$i" | sort -rn; done'
2010-12-07 11:11:26
User: forcefsck
Functions: alias du egrep printf sort
Tags: disk usage
-1

Alias to produce a list of all subdir sizes in current dir, in reverse order and human readable units. du is executed only once. Remove the slash after the asterisk to include files.

find /home/ -type f -exec du {} \; 2>/dev/null | sort -n | tail -n 10 | xargs -n 1 du -h 2>/dev/null
2010-11-10 07:24:17
User: mxc
Functions: du find sort tail xargs
Tags: disk usage
1

This combines the above two command into one. Note that you can leave off the last two commands and simply run the command as

"find /home/ -type f -exec du {} \; 2>/dev/null | sort -n | tail -n 10"

The last two commands above just convert the output into human readable format.

find / -type f -size +100M -exec du {} \; | sort -n | tail -10 | cut -f 2
find / -type f 2>/dev/null | xargs du 2>/dev/null | sort -n | tail -n 10 | cut -f 2 | xargs -n 1 du -h
2010-11-09 13:45:11
User: mxc
Functions: cut du find sort tail xargs
Tags: disk usage
1

Often you need to find the files that are taking up the most disk space in order to free up space asap. This script can be run on the enitre filesystem as root or on a home directory to find the largest files.

alias dush="du -xsm * | sort -n | awk '{ printf(\"%4s MB ./\",\$1) ; for (i=1;i<=NF;i++) { if (i>1) printf(\"%s \",\$i) } ; printf(\"\n\") }' | tail"
2010-07-15 10:38:27
User: dopeman
Functions: alias
-1

Essentially the same as funky's alias, but will not traverse filesystems and has nicer formatting.

du -cks * | sort -rn | while read size fname; do for unit in k M G T P E Z Y; do if [ $size -lt 1024 ]; then echo -e "${size}${unit}\t${fname}"; break; fi; size=$((size/1024)); done; done
du -kd | egrep -v "/.*/" | sort -n
2010-03-30 15:40:35
User: rmbjr60
Functions: du egrep sort
-1

Thanks for the submit! My alternative produces summaries only for directories. The original post additionally lists all files in the current directory. Sometimes the files, they just clutter up the output. Once the big directory is located, *then* worry about which file(s) are consuming so much space.

alias dush="du -sm *|sort -n|tail"
2010-03-26 10:18:57
User: funky
Functions: alias
28

sorts the files by integer megabytes, which should be enough to (interactively) find the space wasters. Now you can

dush

for the above output,

dush -n 3

for only the 3 biggest files and so on. It's always a good idea to have this line in your .profile or .bashrc