Find directories over 50MB in the home directory

du -k ~/* | awk '$1 > 50000' | sort -nr

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2013-11-12 15:42:52

What Others Think

You probably want either -S or -s on your du depending on what your actual goal is here.
pdxdoughnut · 253 weeks and 5 days ago
I hate to be picky, but there are 51200kB in 50MB, not 50000 ;-) Try this: dd if=/dev/zero bs=50995200 of=file count=1 1+0 records in 1+0 records out 50995200 bytes (51 MB) copied, 0.774051 seconds, 65.9 MB/s ls -l file -rw-r--r-- 1 JohnGH JohnGH 50995200 Nov 12 18:08 file du -sk file 50000 file ls -lh file -rw-r--r-- 1 JohnGH JohnGH 49M Nov 12 18:08 file Also, pdxdoughnut is right, I would use du -sk ~/* (-S does not include size of subdirectories, which I expect you want to measure)
JohnGH · 253 weeks and 5 days ago
Find size: find ~ -type f -size +50M
zlemini · 253 weeks and 1 day ago
zsh 'glob qualifiers': ls -l *(LM+500)
khayyam · 238 weeks and 5 days ago
sorry, correction, "50M" (the above was 500M): ls -l *(LM+50)
khayyam · 238 weeks and 5 days ago

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