Shows size of dirs and files, hidden or not, sorted.

du -cs * .[^\.]* | sort -n
Very useful when you need disk space. It calculates the disk usage of all files and dirs (descending them) located at the current directory (including hidden ones). Then sort puts them in order.

By: cemsbr
2009-03-02 18:43:48

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If you have 'du' aliased to 'du -h', like I do, add a backslash at the beginning to run the real 'du' and not the alias, otherwise it doesn't work like it should.
leper421 · 664 weeks and 4 days ago
du -ms $i |sort -nr Similar to original but Korn Shell compatible, i.e. on AIX Unix. The AIX ``du'' implementation lacks the ``-h'' flag, so you have to specify whether you want the results in megabytes ``-m'' or gigabytes ``-g''
arlequin · 641 weeks and 3 days ago
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TwanGrey · 50 weeks and 2 days ago
seofox · 1 week and 1 day ago

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