du -sk ./* | sort -nr

nice disk usage, sorted by size, see description for full command

full command below, would not let me put full command in text box du -sk ./* | sort -nr | awk 'BEGIN{ pref[1]="K"; pref[2]="M"; pref[3]="G";} { total = total + $1; x = $1; y = 1; while( x > 1024 ) { x = (x + 1023)/1024; y++; } printf("%g%s\t%s\n",int(x*10)/10,pref[y],$2); } END { y = 1; while( total > 1024 ) { total = (total + 1023)/1024; y++; } printf("Total: %g%s\n",int(total*10)/10,pref[y]); }'
Sample Output
22.6M	./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.31-pkg1.run
152K	./ffmpeginstall.3.2.1
28K	./compiz-check
16K	./ffmpeginstall.3.2.1.tar.gz
8K	./Desktop
4K	./Videos
4K	./Templates
4K	./Public
4K	./Pictures
4K	./Music
4K	./Documents
4K	./cpanel_rebuildbindzones

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By: op4
2010-02-04 04:08:05

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Works great... Tried to set that as bash alias but that doesn't work for me... How do you use it?
georgz · 433 weeks ago
Obligatory mention of ncdu if an interactive ncurses-based program isn't out of the question: http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu package 'ncdu' in debian/ubuntu.
bwoodacre · 432 weeks and 6 days ago
sudo du -skh ./* | sort -nr
ab · 432 weeks ago
du -skch ./* | sort -nr -c gives the total -h makes it human readable Did I miss something or a simple 'man du' would have save 3 line of awk ??
log0 · 431 weeks and 6 days ago

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