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du -h /path | sort -h
parallel echo -n {}"\ "\;echo '$(du -s {} | awk "{print \$1}") / $(find {} | wc -l)' \| bc -l ::: *
du -h / | grep -w "[0-9]*G"
find /myfs -size +209715200c -exec du -m {} \; |sort -nr |head -10
2011-07-07 21:12:46
User: arlequin
Functions: du find head sort
2

Specify the size in bytes using the 'c' option for the -size flag. The + sign reads as "bigger than". Then execute du on the list; sort in reverse mode and show the first 10 occurrences.

SEARCHPATH=/var/; find $SEARCHPATH -type d -print0 | xargs -0 du -s 2> /dev/null | sort -nr | sed 's|^.*'$SEARCHPATH'|'$SEARCHPATH'|' | xargs du -sh 2> /dev/null
2011-07-06 08:21:58
User: moogmusic
Functions: du find sed sort xargs
-2

This command lists all the directories in SEARCHPATH by size, displaying their size in a human readable format.

du -scb
2011-06-27 14:20:11
User: bbbco
Functions: du
Tags: du
2

Even simpler! Use du ... the -s and -c flags summarize and print a grand total of all files recursively. The -b flag prints in byte format. You can use the -h flag instead to print in human readable format.

du -kh --max-depth=1 | sort -n |head
du --max-depth=1 -B M |sort -rn
2011-04-12 15:01:12
Functions: du sort
Tags: bash du sh
0

If you're only using -m or -k, you will need to remember they are either in Megabyte or kilobyte forms. So by using -B, it gives you the unit of the size measurement, which helps you from reading the result faster. You can try with -B K as well.

du -h --max-depth=1 | sort -hr
2011-04-07 18:01:18
User: splante
Functions: du sort
Tags: sort du
0

Credit goes to brun65i but he posted it as a comment instead as an alternative. I hadn't noticed the -h option on sort before and this seems like the cleanest alternative. Thanks Brun65i!

find . -name '*.xml' -type f -print | xargs du -ch
2011-03-22 00:47:42
User: nathwill
Functions: du find xargs
Tags: find du type
0

print sum of disk usage for filetype within current dir and subdirs

find . -size +100000k -exec du -h {} \;
find -type f -exec du -sh {} + | sort -rh | head
find -type f | xargs -I{} du -s "{}" | sort -rn | head | cut -f2 | xargs -I{} du -sh "{}"
2011-01-04 11:10:56
User: glaudiston
Functions: cut du find head sort xargs
-1

Show the top file size in human readable form

find -type f | xargs -I{} du -sk "{}" | sort -rn | head
du -sk * | sort -rn | head
2011-01-03 10:49:40
User: EBAH
Functions: du sort
3

Also:

* find . -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -5

* find . -type f -exec ls -l {} \; | awk '{print $5 "\t" $9}' | sort -n -r | head -5

find . -type f -size +20000k -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | awk -F"\t" '{printf "%s : %s\n", $2, $1}'
2010-12-15 17:51:09
User: depesz
Functions: awk du find xargs
0

Output made so that it will match initial suggestion for this task. Personally, I think that output of du -h is more readable.

du -h |grep -P "^\S*G"
2010-12-13 15:26:31
User: girish_patel
Functions: du grep
0

This Command will list files & folders which are in GBs.

G can be replace by M to get files in MBs.

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.

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.