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List 10 largest directories in current directory

Terminal - List 10 largest directories in current directory
du . -mak|sort -n|tail -10
2010-12-03 19:28:55
User: georgesdev
Functions: du sort tail
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List 10 largest directories in current directory

du -m option to not go across mounts (you usually want to run that command to find what to destroy in that partition)

-a option to also list . files

-k to display in kilobytes

sort -n to sort in numerical order, biggest files last

tail -10 to only display biggest 10

Alternatives

There are 17 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
du -hs */ | sort -hr | head
2010-11-28 15:08:01
User: eronisko
Functions: du sort
15

Directories listed in human-readable format

du -hsx * | sort -rh | head -10

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