Find all directories on filesystem containing more than 99MB

du -hS / | perl -ne '(m/\d{3,}M\s+\S/ || m/G\s+\S/) && print'
Finds all directories containing more than 99MB of files, and prints them in human readable format. The directories sizes do not include their subdirectories, so it is very useful for finding any single directory with a lot of large files.
Sample Output
150M    /home/jharvey/scratch
100M    /home/jharvey
567M    /home/jdoe/migration

By: Alioth
2009-03-25 18:06:53

What Others Think

By the way using grep: du -mS /|grep '^[0-9]\{3,\}'
elzapp · 691 weeks and 6 days ago
The network information given here is really helpful for me for my work-related things. You can find all directories on the filesystem containing more than 99 MB with the help of this programming code. Thank you for sharing such an amazing platform for the public
leonamargret · 23 weeks and 2 days ago

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