du disk top 10

for i in `du --max-depth=1 $HOME | sort -n -r | awk '{print $1 ":" $2}'`; do size=`echo $i | awk -F: '{print $1}'`; dir=`echo $i | awk -F: '{print $NF}'`; size2=$(($size/1024)); echo "$size2 MB used by $dir"; done | head -n 10
fancy command line ncdu clone
Sample Output
67 MB used by /var/log
42 MB used by /var/log/gdm
9 MB used by /var/log/ConsoleKit
2 MB used by /var/log/munin
1 MB used by /var/log/kismet
1 MB used by /var/log/dist-upgrade
0 MB used by /var/log/apache2
0 MB used by /var/log/installer
0 MB used by /var/log/vmware
0 MB used by /var/log/cups

By: tuxifier
2009-06-02 21:27:48

What Others Think

Also: du | sort -n
sunny256 · 607 weeks ago
Not as nicely formatted, but just as readable and a lot simpler... du -ch --max-depth=1|sort -n -r|head -10
john6of6 · 607 weeks 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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