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Get top 10 largest directories under cwd

Terminal - Get top 10 largest directories under cwd
du | sort -n | tail -11 | head
2009-03-04 16:06:34
User: phage
Functions: du sort tail
-3
Get top 10 largest directories under cwd

The pipe to head removes the listing of . as the largest directory.

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What others think

simpler variant (?):

du * | sort -n | tail

Comment by microft 390 weeks and 6 days ago

why the people vote down?

Comment by moz667 390 weeks and 5 days ago

nice variant. not sure why its getting voted down =/

Comment by phage 390 weeks and 5 days ago

du | sort -nr | head

Comment by unixmonkey2039 390 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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