Alternative size (human readable) of files and directories (biggest last)

du -ms * .[^.]*| sort -nk1
using mb it's still readable;) a symbol variation $ du -ms {,.[^.]}* | sort -nk1
Sample Output
186     Foto
213     .mozilla
260     .eclipse
295     .kde
301     Desktop

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2009-07-01 13:38:13

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What Others Think

If you can stomach a text-mode ncurses program, there is ncdu which analyses an entire tree at once: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/2387/ncdu-ncurses-disk-usage
bwoodacre · 464 weeks and 2 days ago
This command produces duplicates and does not provide the full relative path to the file so that you have to hunt for things. There is a better way.
Tekhne · 463 weeks and 2 days ago
@tekhne: can you run this command and produce duped lines?
ioggstream · 463 weeks and 1 day ago

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