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Simple top directory usage with du flips for either Linux or base Solaris

Terminal - Simple top directory usage with du flips for either Linux or base Solaris
( du -xSk || du -kod ) | sort -nr | head
2010-03-16 04:05:14
Functions: du sort
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Simple top directory usage with du flips for either Linux or base Solaris

No need to type out the full OR clause if you know which OS you're on, but this is easy cut-n-paste or alias to get top ten directories by singleton.

To avoid the error output from du -xSk you could always 2>/dev/null but you might miss relevant STDERR.

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More importantly, if you have a mixed environment and want to run the same du on multiple systems (say, in a loop using ssh with authorized_keys files already set up), this is a way to not care which OS each box has...

Comment by stevev 276 weeks and 3 days ago

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