Show what's taking space in a partition

du -ax | sort -n
A sure-fire way to find what's taking too much space in a filesystem. Use tail to get just the biggest files instead of all.
Sample Output
266336  ./lib/libreoffice
285556  ./share/qt4/doc
297156  ./share/qt4
302488  ./share/doc
435604  ./share/locale
547332  ./bin
992488  ./lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
2290836 ./share
2316964 ./lib
5448952 .

By: ateijelo
2015-12-10 19:36:40

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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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