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Ultimate current directory usage command

Terminal - Ultimate current directory usage command
find . -maxdepth 1 -type d|xargs du -a --max-depth=0|sort -rn|cut -d/ -f2|sed '1d'|while read i;do echo "$(du -h --max-depth=0 "$i")/";done;find . -maxdepth 1 -type f|xargs du -a|sort -rn|cut -d/ -f2|sed '$d'|while read i;do du -h "$i";done
2009-09-03 20:33:21
User: nickwe
Functions: cut du echo find read sed sort xargs
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Ultimate current directory usage command

Based on the MrMerry one, just add some visuals and sort directory and files

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Terminal - Alternatives
ncdu
2009-09-03 20:38:32
User: nickwe
Tags: du ncdu ncurses
18

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

du -a --max-depth=1 | sort -n | cut -d/ -f2 | sed '$d' | while read i; do if [ -f $i ]; then du -h "$i"; else echo "$(du -h --max-depth=0 "$i")/"; fi; done
2009-09-03 20:43:43
User: nickwe
Functions: cut du echo read sed sort
3

Based on the MrMerry one, just add some visuals to differentiate files and directories

find . -maxdepth 1 ! -name '.' -execdir du -0 -s {} + | sort -znr | gawk 'BEGIN{ORS=RS="\0";} {sub($1 "\t", ""); print $0;}' | xargs -0 du -hs
2009-09-11 16:07:39
User: ashawley
Functions: du find gawk sort xargs
1

A little bit smaller, faster and should handle files with special characters in the name.

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This fails when there are dirs (and perhaps also files) with spaces in their names. Should this need -print0 or something to it.

Comment by mcpolo 308 weeks ago

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