Sort files by size

ls -l | sort -nk5

5
By: lme
2009-03-20 12:28:34

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what about ls -lS ?
phako · 482 weeks and 2 days ago
@phako: Linux isn't Unix, so no need to vote it down. ls -lS is not POSIX, so you can't use it on Solaris for example.
lme · 482 weeks and 2 days ago
It might be worth putting a 'grep ^-' in there, to get just files, and ignore directories: ls -l | grep ^- | sort -nk5
atoponce · 482 weeks and 2 days ago

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