Alternative size (human readable) of directories (biggest first)

function duf { du -k $@ | sort -rn | perl -ne '($s,$f)=split(/\t/,$_,2);for(qw(K M G T)){if($s<1024){$x=($s<10?"%.1f":"%3d");printf("$x$_\t%s",$s,$f);last};$s/=1024}' }

By: illicium
2009-06-30 19:20:30

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Eek line noise. Note coreutils 7.4 includes the -h option to sort so one can sort the output from du -h directly. See also
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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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