list all files or directories consuming 1Mb or more

du -sc .[!.]* * |grep '^[0-9]{4}'
thanks to GREP_COLOR the output will highlite the first 4 digits. if all files are few MB only, this gives a quick overview of how many powers of 10 bigger than 1MB they really are, a logarithmic scale. same works if files are more than 1GB when you replace the "4" by a "7", I usually use "5" in order to manually decide what files to delete...

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By: gander
2015-04-24 10:51:13

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Sorry, that doesn't work as it stands. To work, the regex would need "grep -E" (or egrep), or escaping the {}s. . I like your dotfile matching, though. I usually go for .??* which would miss single letter dotfiles like .a Yours would miss anything starting with double-dot ..a ..abc
flatcap · 160 weeks and 4 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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