find large files

ls -s | sort -nr | more

By: miccaman
2009-06-18 06:44:01

What Others Think

Or if you prefer KB, rather than file system blocks: du -sk * | sort -nr | more Or the top ten du -sk * | sort -n | tail -10 Note that this will summarise directory total sizes too.
unixmonkey3280 · 679 weeks and 5 days ago
You can do this with 'ls' by itself as well: ls -hrs Or, if you like to see "8" instead of "8.0K", you can use it like this: ls -hrs --block-size=1024
unixmonkey4369 · 679 weeks and 4 days ago
Never parse ls:
dennisw · 679 weeks ago
Holiday House sat quietly on that beach sense of obligation
yeoyeo · 45 weeks and 2 days 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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