Get top 10 largest directories under cwd

du | sort -n | tail -11 | head
The pipe to head removes the listing of . as the largest directory.

By: phage
2009-03-04 16:06:34

What Others Think

simpler variant (?): du * | sort -n | tail
microft · 505 weeks and 6 days ago
why the people vote down?
moz667 · 505 weeks and 6 days ago
nice variant. not sure why its getting voted down =/
phage · 505 weeks and 6 days ago
du | sort -nr | head
unixmonkey2039 · 505 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

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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