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histogram of file size

Terminal - histogram of file size
gnuplot -p <(echo "set style data hist; set xtic rot by -45; plot '<(stat -c \"%n %s\" *)' u 2:xtic(1)")
2011-11-29 13:23:36
User: kev
Functions: echo
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histogram of file size

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Terminal - Alternatives
gnuplot -p <(echo "set terminal wxt size `xrandr|grep -P '\s{3}(\d+x\d+).*\+$'|tr -s ' ' '\t'|cut -f2|sort -n|tail -n1|tr 'x' ','`; set logscale y; set style data hist; set xtic rot by -90; plot '<(stat -c \"%n %s\" *)' u 2:xtic(1)")
2011-11-30 15:14:40
User: MattOates
Functions: echo
Tags: gnuplot
0

Log scaled histogram so that you can see large files even if there is a single HUGE file in the directory. Also makes sure the histogram is fullscreen for best chance of readable file names.

du -sm *| sort -nr | awk '{ size=4+5*int($1/5); a[size]++ }; END { print "size(from->to) number graph"; for(i in a){ printf("%d %d ",i,a[i]) ; hist=a[i]; while(hist>0){printf("#") ; hist=hist-5} ; printf("\n")}}'
2014-08-19 14:43:20
User: higuita
Functions: awk du sort
Tags: awk
0

This command makes a small graph with the histogram of size blocks (5MB in this example), not individual files. Fine tune the 4+5*int($1/5) block for your own size jumps : jump-1+jump*($1/jump)

Also in the hist=hist-5 part, tune for bigger or smaller graphs

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...embedding subshell redirects?! What is this madness?

Comment by kaedenn 246 weeks and 6 days ago

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