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Alternative size (human readable) of files and directories (biggest last)

Terminal - Alternative size (human readable) of files and directories (biggest last)
du -ms * .[^.]*| sort -nk1
2009-07-01 13:38:13
User: ioggstream
Functions: du sort
3
Alternative size (human readable) of files and directories (biggest last)

using mb it's still readable;) a symbol variation

$ du -ms {,.[^.]}* | sort -nk1

Alternatives

There are 5 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find . -depth -type d -exec du -s {} \; | sort -k1nr
2009-06-23 20:52:35
User: mohan43u
Functions: du find sort
Tags: sort find du
4

somewhat faster version to see the size of our directories. Size will be in Kilo Bytes. to view smallest first change '-k1nr' to '-k1n'.

du -ms * | sort -nk1
function duf { du -k $@ | sort -rn | perl -ne '($s,$f)=split(/\t/,$_,2);for(qw(K M G T)){if($s<1024){$x=($s<10?"%.1f":"%3d");printf("$x$_\t%s",$s,$f);last};$s/=1024}' }
function duf { du -sk "$@" | sort -n | while read size fname; do for unit in k M G T P E Z Y; do if [ $size -lt 1024 ]; then echo -e "${size}${unit}\t${fname}"; break; fi; size=$((size/1024)); done; done; }
2009-07-02 19:56:36
User: marssi
Functions: du echo read size sort
Tags: sort du shell human
-3

Found this one little more for me. This one removes the perl dependency (from command 2535).

Source for command : http://www.earthinfo.org/linux-disk-usage-sorted-by-size-and-human-readable/

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If you can stomach a text-mode ncurses program, there is ncdu which analyses an entire tree at once: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/2387/ncdu-ncurses-disk-usage

Comment by bwoodacre 373 weeks and 1 day ago

This command produces duplicates and does not provide the full relative path to the file so that you have to hunt for things. There is a better way.

Comment by Tekhne 372 weeks and 1 day ago

@tekhne: can you run this command and produce duped lines?

Comment by ioggstream 372 weeks ago

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