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du . -mak|sort -n|tail -10
2010-12-03 19:28:55
User: georgesdev
Functions: du sort tail
1

du -m option to not go across mounts (you usually want to run that command to find what to destroy in that partition)

-a option to also list . files

-k to display in kilobytes

sort -n to sort in numerical order, biggest files last

tail -10 to only display biggest 10

du -hs */ | sort -hr | head
2010-11-28 15:08:01
User: eronisko
Functions: du sort
15

Directories listed in human-readable format

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 -size +500M -exec du {} \; | sort -n
2010-11-09 18:15:44
Functions: du find sort
Tags: size find
1

Greater than 500M and sorted by size.

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.

du -sh ~/*
2010-11-05 10:20:16
Functions: du
1

Display the size (human reading) of all the directories in your home path (~).

du -b filename
ls -d1a /var/www/*/web | xargs du -hs
2010-10-18 17:16:23
User: DRoBeR
Functions: du ls xargs
-1

Calculate foldersize for each website on an ISPConfig environment. It doesn't add the jail size. Just the "public_html".

du --max-depth=1|sort -n|cut -f2|tr '\n' '\0'|xargs -0 du -sh 2>/dev/null
du -a --max-depth=1 | sort -n
sudo du -sm * | sort -n
2010-09-24 17:56:41
User: wabi
Functions: du sort sudo
0

sudo is optional, but to find out about all files, it is nice, or else run as superuser, ie: su -c 'du -sm * | sort -n'

while true; do du -s <file_or_directory>; sleep <time_interval>; done
2010-08-24 19:55:13
User: potatoface
Functions: du sleep
1

very handy if you copy or download a/some file(s) and want to know how big it is at the moment

svn status | awk '{print $2}' | xargs du | sort -n | tail
while (( 1==1 )); do du -c . >> output.log; sleep 2; done; tail -f output.log
2010-07-12 17:23:45
User: aceiro
Functions: du sleep tail
-5

this command shows the space used in postgres directory.

du -shc .[^.]* * | grep [MG]
2010-07-06 10:13:18
User: rubo77
Functions: du grep
-2

shows only folders, that are MB or GB in total size

find . -type d -exec du -sk '{}' \; | awk '($1 < 2048) {print $2}'
2010-06-16 11:53:14
User: putnamhill
Functions: awk du find
4

Just shortened the awk a bit and removed sed. Edit: I'm assuming there are no spaces in the path. To support white space in pathname try:

awk '($1 < 2048) {sub(/^[0-9]+[ \t]+/,""); print $0}'
find . -type d -exec du -sk '{}' \; | awk '{ if ($1 <2000) print $0 }' | sed 's/^[0-9]*.//'
2010-06-16 09:37:56
User: mtron
Functions: awk du find sed
2

This command will search all subfolders of the current directory and list the names of the folders which contain less than 2 MB of data. I use it to clean up my mp3 archive and to delete the found folders pipe the output to a textfile & run:

while read -r line; do rm -Rv "$line"; done < textfile
du -hs /path/to/target
du -sm $dirname
du -h <Directory>
2010-06-04 03:14:37
User: Vasudev
Functions: du
-6

Prints the size of Directory in human readable format like KB MB or GB. If you want to see size each files and directories inside the directory use -a option as shown in second output and if you want a total sum then add -c option :)

watch 'find -maxdepth 1 -mindepth 1 -type d |xargs du -csh'
2010-05-19 13:13:57
User: shadycraig
Functions: du watch xargs
0

This command shows the size of directories below here, refreshing every 2s.

It will also track directories created after running the command (that what the find bit does).

du -s * | sort -nr | head
du -hs */
2010-04-11 22:48:31
User: manurevah
Functions: du
8

why make it complicated ?

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I just noticed someone else has posted this on this site before me (sorry I am now a duplicate :/)

http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/4313

du -sh `ls -p | grep /`