Huh? Where did all my precious space go ?

ls -la | sort -k 5bn
Sort ls output of all files in current directory in ascending order Just the 20 biggest ones: ls -la | sort -k 5bn | tail -n 20 A variant for the current directory tree with subdirectories and pretty columns is: find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 ls -la | sort -k 5bn | column -t And finding the subdirectories consuming the most space with displayed block size 1k: du -sk ./* | sort -k 1bn | column -t

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2009-06-07 14:35:17

What Others Think

Why use sort when ls has it built in? ls -laSr ls -laSr | tail -20
mycr0be · 488 weeks and 1 day ago
text-mode interactive program: ncdu "ncurses disk usage" At least on debian/ubuntu the package is just named 'ncdu'. http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu
bwoodacre · 488 weeks and 1 day ago
@bwoodacre wow, thank! thats really usefull
hoberion · 401 weeks and 3 days ago

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