Display 16 largest installed RPMs in size order, largest first

rpm -qa --queryformat '%{size} %{name}-%{version}-%{release}\n' | sort -k 1,1 -rn | nl | head -16
Interesting to see which packages are larger than the kernel package. Useful to understand which RPMs might be candidates to remove if drive space is restricted.
Sample Output
$ rpm -qa --queryformat '%{size} %{name}-%{version}-%{release}\n' | sort -k 1,1 -rn | nl | head -16
     1	205734852 libreoffice-core-
     2	145069876 google-chrome-stable-25.0.1364.172-187217
     3	126625991 metasploit-4.5-1.mga3
     4	126059188 gutenprint-foomatic-5.2.9-2.mga3
     5	110096290 libffmpeg-static-devel-1.1.2-1.mga3
     6	98677497 java-1.7.0-openjdk-
     7	92598166 libgweather-3.6.2-2.mga3
     8	71248176 gnome-icon-theme-3.6.2-2.mga3
     9	57972204 gimp-2.8.2-3.mga3
    10	57019183 evolution-3.6.3-1.mga3
    11	49940798 samba-common-3.6.12-1.mga3
    12	46397791 kdebase4-workspace-4.10.1-1.mga3
    13	45481232 firefox-17.0.4-1.mga3
    14	42666340 kernel-desktop586-3.8.0-0.rc5.1.mga3-1-1.mga3
    15	42656290 kernel-desktop586-3.8.0-0.rc4.1.mga3-1-1.mga3
    16	42653069 kernel-desktop586-3.8.3-2.mga3-1-1.mga3

By: mpb
2013-03-19 21:10:54

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