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list folders containing less than 2 MB of data

Terminal - list folders containing less than 2 MB of data
find . -type d -exec du -sk '{}' \; | awk '{ if ($1 <2000) print $0 }' | sed 's/^[0-9]*.//'
2010-06-16 09:37:56
User: mtron
Functions: awk du find sed
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list folders containing less than 2 MB of data

This command will search all subfolders of the current directory and list the names of the folders which contain less than 2 MB of data. I use it to clean up my mp3 archive and to delete the found folders pipe the output to a textfile & run:

while read -r line; do rm -Rv "$line"; done < textfile

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Terminal - Alternatives
find . -type d -exec du -sk '{}' \; | awk '($1 < 2048) {print $2}'
2010-06-16 11:53:14
User: putnamhill
Functions: awk du find
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Just shortened the awk a bit and removed sed. Edit: I'm assuming there are no spaces in the path. To support white space in pathname try:

awk '($1 < 2048) {sub(/^[0-9]+[ \t]+/,""); print $0}'

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