List subfolders from largest to smallest with sizes in human readable form

du -hd1 | sort -hr

2013-09-08 01:32:23

What Others Think

Very nice. I hadn't known that GNU's version of du had a -d/--max-depth option. I'd grown up on a UNIX that only had -s/--summarize and I often type du -sh * | sort -h I'm definitely going to start using your formulation. Although, I probably will leave off reversing the sort. If there are many subdirectories, isn't it better to let the small ones to scroll off the top of the screen and have the most important ones right above the current command prompt?
hackerb9 · 435 weeks and 6 days ago

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

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