Outputs a sorted list of disk usage to a text file

du | sort -gr > file_sizes
Recursively searches current directory and outputs sorted list of each directory's disk usage to a text file.
Sample Output
712     .
328     ./test
176     ./lib
144     ./doc
100     ./test/data
96      ./lib/rake
64      ./doc/release_notes

By: chrisdrew
2009-01-26 01:12:54

What Others Think

I find "du -m " more helpful
ant · 602 weeks ago
file sizes should be one word
ptarrant · 548 weeks and 4 days ago
disdainstockley · 20 weeks and 5 days ago

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