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Which files/dirs waste my disk space

Terminal - Which files/dirs waste my disk space
du -ah | sort -h | tail
2013-11-26 12:56:58
User: jedifu
Functions: du sort
0
Which files/dirs waste my disk space

Shows the 10 biggest files/dirs

Alternatives

There are 6 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
du -Sh | sort -h | tail
2013-11-27 17:50:11
User: pdxdoughnut
Functions: du sort
1

I added -S to du so that you don't include /foo/bar/baz.iso in /foo, and change sorts -n to -h so that it can properly sort the human readable sizes.

du -aB1m|awk '$1 >= 100'
du -h / | grep -w "[0-9]*G"
du -xm --max-depth 2 /var/log | sort -rn | head
2013-12-16 13:29:33
User: srvesh
Functions: du sort
0

this will give u the details in MB's; from high to low....

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add -a when using du to show files

Comment by octans 86 weeks and 4 days ago

ncdu is better to visualize.

Comment by shadyabhi 58 weeks and 5 days ago

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