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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'
sudo dd if=/dev/sdc bs=4096 | pv -s `sudo mount /dev/sdc /media/sdc && du -sb /media/sdc/ |awk '{print $1}' && sudo umount /media/sdc`| sudo dd bs=4096 of=~/USB_BLACK_BACKUP.IMG
largest() { dir=${1:-"./"}; count=${2:-"10"}; echo "Getting top $count largest files in $dir"; du -sx "$dir/"* | sort -nk 1 | tail -n $count | cut -f2 | xargs -I file du -shx file; }
2013-01-21 09:45:21
User: jhyland87
Functions: cut du echo file sort tail xargs
1

You can simply run "largest", and list the top 10 files/directories in ./, or you can pass two parameters, the first being the directory, the 2nd being the limit of files to display.

Best off putting this in your bashrc or bash_profile file

du . | sort -nr | awk '{split("KB MB GB TB", arr); idx=1; while ( $1 > 1024 ) { $1/=1024; idx++} printf "%10.2f",$1; print " " arr[idx] "\t" $2}' | head -25
2012-12-03 02:59:13
User: agas
Functions: awk du head printf sort
0

Lists the size in human readable form and lists the top 25 biggest directories/files

du -sh *
du -sh
du -hd1 |sort -h
du -sm /home/* | sort -n | tail -10
find . -type d -maxdepth 1 | xargs du -sh
echo $(find <directory> -name '*.<extension>' -exec du -s {} \; | tee $(tty) | cut -f1 | tr '\n' '+') 0 | bc
2012-09-17 22:46:50
User: ysangkok
Functions: cut du echo find tee tr
-1

Also shows files as they are found. Only works from a tty.

sudo -s du -sm /Users/* | sort -nr | head -n 10
2012-09-13 10:15:23
User: mematron
Functions: du head sort sudo
1

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 --max-depth=1
find . -type f -exec du -sh {} + | sort -hr | head
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | sort -hr | head -10
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | sort -hr | head
for i in G M K; do du -hx /var/ | grep [0-9]$i | sort -nr -k 1; done | less
2012-06-26 22:57:17
User: jlaunay
Functions: du grep sort
Tags: du
1

This command give a human readable result without messing up the sorting.

du -x / | sort -rn | less
2012-06-26 15:29:26
User: harpo
Functions: du sort
Tags: du
2

I had the problem that our monitoring showed that the "/" filesystem is >90% full. This command helped me to find out fast which subdirs are the biggest. The system has many NFS-mounts therefore the -x.

du -hs * | sort -h
du -cah /path/to/folder/ | grep total
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | sort -hr | head -20
2012-03-30 10:21:12
User: flatcap
Functions: du find head sort xargs
9

Search for files and list the 20 largest.

find . -type f

gives us a list of file, recursively, starting from here (.)

-print0 | xargs -0 du -h

separate the names of files with NULL characters, so we're not confused by spaces

then xargs run the du command to find their size (in human-readable form -- 64M not 64123456)

| sort -hr

use sort to arrange the list in size order. sort -h knows that 1M is bigger than 9K

| head -20

finally only select the top twenty out of the list