Sort the size usage of a directory tree by gigabytes, kilobytes, megabytes, then bytes.

du -b --max-depth 1 | sort -nr | perl -pe 's{([0-9]+)}{sprintf "%.1f%s", $1>=2**30? ($1/2**30, "G"): $1>=2**20? ($1/2**20, "M"): $1>=2**10? ($1/2**10, "K"): ($1, "")}e'
Probably only works with GNU du and modern perls.
Sample Output
3.3G    .
539.5M  ./doc
494.2M  ./locale
324.2M  ./javadoc
229.3M  ./icons
187.0M  ./gnome
156.1M  ./texmf
154.0M  ./kde4
141.1M  ./eclipse
135.5M  ./fonts
91.4M   ./gimp
62.1M   ./java

2009-02-20 06:11:31

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What Others Think

or du --max-depth=1 | sort -n | awk '{print $2}' | xargs du -h --max-depth=0
jacquesloonen · 672 weeks and 3 days ago
du -s *|sort -nr|cut -f2|xargs du -sh
unixmonkey3754 · 661 weeks and 3 days ago
du --max-depth=1 -h --apparent-size | sort -rh
Rudolf · 344 weeks and 4 days ago
seofox · 8 weeks and 3 days ago

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