Recursively find top 20 largest files (> 1MB) sort human readable format

find . -mount -type f -printf "%k %p\n" | sort -rg | cut -d \ -f 2- | xargs -I {} du -sh {} | less
from my bashrc ;)

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By: bashrc
2012-03-30 07:37:52

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  • Search for files and list the 20 largest. find . -type f gives us a list of file, recursively, starting from here (.) -print0 | xargs -0 du -h separate the names of files with NULL characters, so we're not confused by spaces then xargs run the du command to find their size (in human-readable form -- 64M not 64123456) | sort -hr use sort to arrange the list in size order. sort -h knows that 1M is bigger than 9K | head -20 finally only select the top twenty out of the list Show Sample Output


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    find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | sort -hr | head -20
    flatcap · 2012-03-30 10:21:12 3

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