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Ultimate current directory usage command

Terminal - Ultimate current directory usage command
ls -shF --color
2009-09-03 05:45:33
User: Viperlin
Functions: ls
Ultimate current directory usage command

use manpages, they give you "ultimate commands"

"ls -SshF --color" list by filesize (biggest at the top)

"ls -SshFr --color" list by filesize in reverse order (biggest at the bottom)


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
2009-09-03 20:38:32
User: nickwe
Tags: du ncdu ncurses

An NCurses version of the famous old 'du' unix command

O=$IFS;IFS=$'\n'; D=$(for f in *;do [[ -d $f ]] && du -sh "$f";done | sort -gr);F=$(for f in *;do [[ -f $f ]] && du -sh "$f";done | sort -gr);IFS=$O;echo "$D";echo "$F"
2009-09-03 11:39:50
User: Viperlin
Functions: du sort

biggest->small directories, then biggest->smallest files

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What others think

This only list file sizes. An ultimate directory usage command should show dir sizes as well (duh!), and sort biggest to smallest, and display human readable units, and not fail if spaces are in the names. manpages won't tell you how to do that, see MrMerry's ultimate usage command, which is the simplest fully correct one on this site

Comment by MrMerry 318 weeks and 5 days ago

I wish people would add a comment when they vote down a command...maybe clue us in on why the original command is -3 and the alternative is -10? Is it for technical or political reasons? It's too early in the morning here for me to sort out that type of BS.

Comment by SuperFly 318 weeks and 5 days ago

It's due to dickheadism, probably by Viperlin and his alternative logins

Comment by MrMerry 318 weeks and 5 days ago

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