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Find directories over 50MB in the home directory

Terminal - Find directories over 50MB in the home directory
du -k ~/* | awk '$1 > 50000' | sort -nr
2013-11-12 15:42:52
Functions: awk du sort
Find directories over 50MB in the home directory


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You probably want either -S or -s on your du depending on what your actual goal is here.

Comment by pdxdoughnut 75 weeks and 4 days ago

I hate to be picky, but there are 51200kB in 50MB, not 50000 ;-)

Try this:

dd if=/dev/zero bs=50995200 of=file count=1

1+0 records in

1+0 records out

50995200 bytes (51 MB) copied, 0.774051 seconds, 65.9 MB/s

ls -l file

-rw-r--r-- 1 JohnGH JohnGH 50995200 Nov 12 18:08 file

du -sk file

50000 file

ls -lh file

-rw-r--r-- 1 JohnGH JohnGH 49M Nov 12 18:08 file

Also, pdxdoughnut is right, I would use du -sk ~/*

(-S does not include size of subdirectories, which I expect you want to measure)

Comment by JohnGH 75 weeks and 4 days ago

Find size:

find ~ -type f -size +50M
Comment by zlemini 75 weeks ago

zsh 'glob qualifiers':

ls -l *(LM+500)

Comment by khayyam 60 weeks and 4 days ago

sorry, correction, "50M" (the above was 500M):

ls -l *(LM+50)

Comment by khayyam 60 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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