easily find megabyte eating files or directories

alias dush="du -sm *|sort -n|tail"
sorts the files by integer megabytes, which should be enough to (interactively) find the space wasters. Now you can dush for the above output, dush -n 3 for only the 3 biggest files and so on. It's always a good idea to have this line in your .profile or .bashrc
Sample Output
2       tools
4       kernel
6       firmware
14      Documentation
15      include
17      net
17      sound
28      fs
94      arch
189     drivers

By: funky
2010-03-26 10:18:57

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what with .hidden directories? :(
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