find large files

find . -type f -size +1100000k |xargs -I% du -sh %
simple find -> xargs sort of thing that I get a lot of use out of. Helps find huge files and gives an example of how to use xargs to deal with them. Tested on OSX snow leopard (10.6). Enjoy.
Sample Output
1.1G    ./Downloads/huge_avi.avi
1.2G    ./Downloads/another_huge_avi.avi

2010-01-31 22:04:07

What Others Think

most find versions have an "xargs mode" form of the -exec option, which may help if the filenames have funny characters (spaces, newlines, etc.) find . -type f -size +1100000k -exec du -sh {} + I know -exec {} + is available under debian/ubuntu, but not under some versions of redhat/fedora. What about OS X?
bwoodacre · 612 weeks ago
Yep. OSX definitely has that option. I never think of it, though, because I'm forever piping things through xargs, as it's just a little more portable (I think).
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tom0099 · 13 weeks and 3 days ago

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