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Sort files by size

Terminal - Sort files by size
ls -l | sort -nk5
2009-03-20 12:28:34
User: lme
Functions: ls sort
Sort files by size


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ls -l | sort +4n for ascending order or ls -l | sort +4nr for descending order
ls -lS

Know a better way?

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What others think

what about ls -lS ?

Comment by phako 396 weeks ago


Linux isn't Unix, so no need to vote it down.

ls -lS is not POSIX, so you can't use it on Solaris for example.

Comment by lme 395 weeks and 6 days ago

It might be worth putting a 'grep ^-' in there, to get just files, and ignore directories:

ls -l | grep ^- | sort -nk5
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Comment by umam12 2 days ago

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