Provide the ten largest subfolders in the current folder

du -hsx * | sort -rh | head -10

By: mirams
2014-04-14 17:54:23

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The first one du -hsx * | sort -rh | head -10 returns: sort: invalid option -- h Try `sort --help' for more information.
OmarKN · 385 weeks and 2 days ago
Also the second one: du -hs */ | sort -hr | head -10 sort: invalid option -- h --------------------------
OmarKN · 385 weeks and 2 days ago
My sort --version is sort (GNU coreutils) 8.13 Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc. and with this "-h" enables "human readable" numeric sorting.
mirams · 385 weeks and 1 day ago
I have something along this also. But 'ncdu' is a much better tool if you can install it. It allows you to browse, delete, update the stats.
oernii2 · 384 weeks and 2 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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