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

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

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