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Provide the ten largest subfolders in the current folder

Terminal - Provide the ten largest subfolders in the current folder
du -hsx * | sort -rh | head -10
2014-04-14 17:54:23
User: mirams
Functions: du head sort
Provide the ten largest subfolders in the current folder


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
du -hs */ | sort -hr | head
2010-11-28 15:08:01
User: eronisko
Functions: du sort

Directories listed in human-readable format

du . -mak|sort -n|tail -10
2010-12-03 19:28:55
User: georgesdev
Functions: du sort tail

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

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

The first one

du -hsx * | sort -rh | head -10


sort: invalid option -- h

Try `sort --help' for more information.

Comment by OmarKN 151 weeks and 2 days ago

Also the second one:

du -hs */ | sort -hr | head -10

sort: invalid option -- h


Comment by OmarKN 151 weeks and 2 days ago


sort --version


sort (GNU coreutils) 8.13

Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

and with this "-h" enables "human readable" numeric sorting.

Comment by mirams 151 weeks and 2 days ago

I have something along this also. But 'ncdu' is a much better tool if you can install it. It allows you to browse, delete, update the stats.

Comment by oernii2 150 weeks and 2 days ago

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