Ultimate current directory usage command

ls -shF --color
use manpages, they give you "ultimate commands" "ls -SshF --color" list by filesize (biggest at the top) "ls -SshFr --color" list by filesize in reverse order (biggest at the bottom)
Sample Output
> ls
total 24K
4.0K css/  4.0K images/  8.0K index.html  8.0K index.html~

By: Viperlin
2009-09-03 05:45:33

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What Others Think

This only list file sizes. An ultimate directory usage command should show dir sizes as well (duh!), and sort biggest to smallest, and display human readable units, and not fail if spaces are in the names. manpages won't tell you how to do that, see MrMerry's ultimate usage command, which is the simplest fully correct one on this site
MrMerry · 632 weeks and 2 days ago
I wish people would add a comment when they vote down a command...maybe clue us in on why the original command is -3 and the alternative is -10? Is it for technical or political reasons? It's too early in the morning here for me to sort out that type of BS.
SuperFly · 632 weeks and 2 days ago
It's due to dickheadism, probably by Viperlin and his alternative logins
MrMerry · 632 weeks and 2 days ago

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