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Huh? Where did all my precious space go ?

Terminal - Huh? Where did all my precious space go ?
ls -la | sort -k 5bn
2009-06-07 14:35:17
Functions: ls sort
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Huh? Where did all my precious space go ?

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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Why use sort when ls has it built in?

ls -laSr ls -laSr | tail -20
Comment by mycr0be 285 weeks and 1 day ago

text-mode interactive program: ncdu "ncurses disk usage" At least on debian/ubuntu the package is just named 'ncdu'. http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu

Comment by bwoodacre 285 weeks and 1 day ago

@bwoodacre wow, thank! thats really usefull

Comment by hoberion 198 weeks and 3 days ago

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