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du -hs *|grep M|sort -n
2010-03-25 19:20:24
User: tuxlifan
Functions: du grep sort
3

This is easy to type if you are looking for a few (hundred) "missing" megabytes (and don't mind the occasional K slipping in)...

A variation without false positives and also finding gigabytes (but - depending on your keyboard setup - more painful to type):

du -hs *|grep -P '^(\d|,)+(M|G)'|sort -n

(NOTE: you might want to replace the ',' according to your locale!)

Don't forget that you can

modify the globbing as needed! (e.g. '.[^\.]* *' to include hidden files and directories (w/ bash))

in its core similar to:

http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/706/show-sorted-list-of-files-with-sizes-more-than-1mb-in-the-current-dir

find . -name <pattern> -ls | awk 'BEGIN {i=0}; {i=i+$7}; END {print i}'
2010-02-05 14:47:27
User: danam
Functions: awk find
Tags: disk usage
2

Just how much space are those zillions of database logs taking up ? How much will you gain on a compression rate of say 80% ? This little line gives you a good start for your calculations.

sudo du -ks $(ls -d */) | sort -nr | cut -f2 | xargs -d '\n' du -sh 2> /dev/null
2009-08-17 22:21:09
User: Code_Bleu
Functions: cut du ls sort sudo xargs
Tags: disk usage
7

This allows the output to be sorted from largest to smallest in human readable format.

du -hd 1
2009-08-10 13:11:22
User: Tuirgin
Functions: du
Tags: disk usage osx
3

OSX's BSD version of the du command uses the -d argument instead of --max-depth.

du --max-depth=1
sudo du -sh $(ls -d */) 2> /dev/null
du -aB1m|awk '$1 >= 100'
ncdu directory_name
2009-06-09 00:02:48
User: bwoodacre
4

ncdu is a text-mode ncurses-based disk usage analyzer. Useful for when you want to see where all your space is going. For a single flat directory it isn't more elaborate than an du|sort or some such thing, but this analyzes all directories below the one you specify so space consumed by files inside subdirectories is taken into account. This way you get the full picture. Features: file deletion, file size or size on disk and refresh as contents change. Homepage: http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu

sudo shred -zn10 /dev/sda
2009-04-30 13:02:43
User: dcabanis
Functions: shred sudo
-2

Shred can be used to shred a given partition or an complete disk. This should insure that not data is left on your disk

du -cs * .[^\.]* | sort -n
2009-03-02 18:43:48
User: cemsbr
Functions: du sort
9

Very useful when you need disk space. It calculates the disk usage of all files and dirs (descending them) located at the current directory (including hidden ones). Then sort puts them in order.