du and sort to find the biggest directories in defined filesystem

for i in G M K; do du -hx /var/ | grep [0-9]$i | sort -nr -k 1; done | less
This command give a human readable result without messing up the sorting.

By: jlaunay
2012-06-26 22:57:17

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sort -h = human readable :) du -hx /var/ | sort -hr
zwettler · 482 weeks ago
GNU sort already has -h to match the "--human-readable" switch used by other GNU tools like du.
Mozai · 482 weeks ago
du -hx ./ |sort -hr |less
Mozai · 482 weeks ago

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