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Show sorted list of files with sizes more than 1MB in the current dir

Terminal - Show sorted list of files with sizes more than 1MB in the current dir
du -hs * | grep '^[0-9,]*[MG]' | sort -rn
2009-02-15 17:47:59
User: orie
Functions: du grep sort
Show sorted list of files with sizes more than 1MB in the current dir


There are 16 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
du | sort -nr | cut -f2- | xargs du -hs
ls -l | awk '$5 > 1000000' | sort -k5n
find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -size +1M -printf "%f:%s\n" | sort -t":" -k2

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What others think

ls -lSr|awk '($5 >= 1048576 ){print $0}'

seems like less work and you don't have to wait for du when it encounters subdirectories since ls only reads from inodes and doesn't try to traverse sub dirs.

Comment by hso 432 weeks ago

When directory sizes reach the GB they can have a decimal point in them, which doesn't pass your grep. You can change it to:

du -hs * | grep '^[0-9,.]*[MG]' | sort -rn

but then the sorting is a bit wonky. Also note that this will miss large directories.

Comment by kmac 430 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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