Summary of disk usage, excluding other filesystems, summarised and sorted by size

du -xks * | sort -n
This command is useful for finding out which directories below the current location use the most space. It is summarised by directory and excludes mounted filesystems. Finally it is sorted by size.
Sample Output
0       net
0       proc
0       selinux
0       sys
4       media
4       misc
4       mnt
4       root
4       srv
16      lost+found
180     dev
3160    home
7744    bin
14240   sbin
23768   etc
26696   boot
27496   lib64
55144   tmp
137328  lib
881752  var
3046196 usr
3309768 opt

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By: rdc
2013-07-18 16:10:28

What Others Think

For system that support sort with the -h option du -xhs * | sort -h
smborruso · 269 weeks and 4 days ago

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