ls -qahlSr # list all files in size order - largest last

ls -qahlSr # list all files in size order - largest last
I find it useful, when cleaning up deleting unwanted files to make more space, to list in size order so I can delete the largest first. Note that using "q" shows files with non-printing characters in name. In this sample output (above), I found two copies of the same iso file both of which are immediate "delete candidates" for me.
Sample Output
$ ls -qahlSr    # list all files in size order - largest last
[text deleted]
-rw-r--r--  1 mpb  cdrom 469M Mar  4  2012 VMware-workstation-full-8.0.2-591240.exe
-rw-r--r--  1 mpb  cdrom 475M Nov 20  2011 VMware-workstation-full-8.0.1-528992.exe
-rw-r--r--  1 mpb  cdrom 491M Dec 12  2011 OpenVAS_4_VM.x86_64-0.0.27.iso
-rw-r--r--  1 mpb  cdrom 695M Jul 16  2012 Mageia-2-LiveCD-GNOME-Europe1-Americas-x86_64-CD.iso
-rw-r--r--  1 mpb  cdrom 695M Jul 18  2012 Mageia-2-LiveCD-GNOME-Europe1-Americas-x86_64-CD (1).iso

1
By: mpb
2013-03-13 09:52:07

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

You must be signed in to comment.

What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.

Share Your Commands



Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.

» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu3
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu10

Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for: