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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
Sort ls output of all files in current directory in ascending order
Just the 20 biggest ones:
ls -la | sort -k 5bn | tail -n 20
A variant for the current directory tree with subdirectories and pretty columns is:
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 ls -la | sort -k 5bn | column -t
And finding the subdirectories consuming the most space with displayed block size 1k:
du -sk ./* | sort -k 1bn | column -t
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