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Display the human-readable sizes of all files and folders in the current directory with 3 decimal places

Terminal - Display the human-readable sizes of all files and folders in the current directory with 3 decimal places
du -Lsbc * |awk 'function hr(bytes){hum[1024**4]="TiB";hum[1024**3]="GiB";hum[1024**2]="MiB";hum[1024]="kiB";for(x=1024**4;x>=1024;x/=1024){if(bytes>=x){return sprintf("%8.3f %s",bytes/x,hum[x]);}}return sprintf("%4d B",bytes);}{print hr($1) "\t" $2}'
2013-08-18 02:28:18
User: nst
Functions: awk du
Display the human-readable sizes of all files and folders in the current directory with 3 decimal places

To sort the list by file/directory size, insert `sort -n |` before `awk`.


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Nice one. Just for completeness I'll add the code with the sorted output:

du -Lsbc * | sort -n -k1,1 | awk 'function hr(bytes) {hum[1024**4]="TiB";hum[1024**3]="GiB";hum[1024**2]="MiB";hum[1024]="kiB";hum[1]="B"; for (x=1024**3;x>=1;x/=1024) {if (bytes>=x){return sprintf("%8.3f %s", bytes/x, hum[x]);}}} {print hr($1) "\t" $2}'
Comment by erix 153 weeks and 1 day ago

Cool but it doesn't address zero length files, just leaves them hanging in the wrong column spot.

Comment by pnelsonsr 153 weeks and 1 day ago

@pnelsonsr: Fixed. By http://superuser.com/users/226026/brainstone, to be honest. ;)

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