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Arch Linux sort installed packages by size

Terminal - Arch Linux sort installed packages by size
paste <(pacman -Q | awk '{ print $1; }' | xargs pacman -Qi | grep 'Size' | awk '{ print $4$5; }') <(pacman -Q | awk '{print $1; }') | sort -n | column -t
2011-01-07 18:43:18
User: BruceLEET
Functions: awk column grep paste sort xargs
Arch Linux sort installed packages by size

This one-liner will output installed packages sorted by size in Kilobytes.


There are 6 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
pacman -Qi $(pacman -Qq)|grep 'Name\|Size'| cut -d: -f2 | paste - - | column -t | sort -nk2
expac -S -H M "%m %n"|sort -n
2012-06-14 19:41:21
User: gtmanfred
Functions: sort

M is size in megabytes, man expac to see other sizes

%m is install size

%k is download size

pacman -Qi | grep 'Name\|Size\|Description' | cut -d: -f2 | paste - - - | awk -F'\t' '{ print $2, "\t", $1, "\t", $3 }' | sort -rn
2012-11-20 03:40:55
Functions: awk cut grep paste sort

This, like the other commands listed here, displays installed arch packages. Unlike the other ones this also displays the short description so you can see what that package does without having to go to google. It also shows the largest packages on top. You can optionally pipe this through head to display an arbitrary number of the largest packages installed (e.g. ... | head -30 # for the largest 30 packages installed)

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