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find large files

Terminal - find large files
ls -s | sort -nr | more
2009-06-18 06:44:01
User: miccaman
Functions: ls sort
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find large files

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Or if you prefer KB, rather than file system blocks:

du -sk * | sort -nr | more

Or the top ten

du -sk * | sort -n | tail -10

Note that this will summarise directory total sizes too.

Comment by unixmonkey3280 323 weeks and 3 days ago

You can do this with 'ls' by itself as well:

ls -hrs

Or, if you like to see "8" instead of "8.0K", you can use it like this:

ls -hrs --block-size=1024

Comment by unixmonkey4369 323 weeks and 2 days ago

Never parse ls: http://mywiki.wooledge.org/ParsingLs

Comment by dennisw 322 weeks and 5 days ago

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