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find large files

Terminal - find large files
find . -type f -size +1100000k |xargs -I% du -sh %
2010-01-31 22:04:07
User: 4fthawaiian
Functions: du find xargs
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find large files

simple find -> xargs sort of thing that I get a lot of use out of. Helps find huge files and gives an example of how to use xargs to deal with them. Tested on OSX snow leopard (10.6). Enjoy.

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most find versions have an "xargs mode" form of the -exec option, which may help if the filenames have funny characters (spaces, newlines, etc.)

find . -type f -size +1100000k -exec du -sh {} +

I know -exec {} + is available under debian/ubuntu, but not under some versions of redhat/fedora. What about OS X?

Comment by bwoodacre 233 weeks and 2 days ago

Yep. OSX definitely has that option. I never think of it, though, because I'm forever piping things through xargs, as it's just a little more portable (I think).

Comment by 4fthawaiian 233 weeks and 2 days ago

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