easily find megabyte eating files or directories

alias dush="du -xsm * | sort -n | awk '{ printf(\"%4s MB ./\",\$1) ; for (i=1;i<=NF;i++) { if (i>1) printf(\"%s \",\$i) } ; printf(\"\n\") }' | tail"
Essentially the same as funky's alias, but will not traverse filesystems and has nicer formatting.
Sample Output
You could add this in your profile with a different format to make it look less daunting:
$ alias dush="du -xsm * | \
              sort -n | \
              awk '{ \
                printf(\"%4s MB  ./\",\$1); \
                for ( i=1 ; i<=NF ; i++ ) { \
                  if ( i > 1 ) printf(\"%s \",\$i) \
                }; \
                printf(\"\n\") \
              }' | \

By: dopeman
2010-07-15 10:38:27

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i would exactly call this "easy". :)
atoponce · 630 weeks and 5 days ago

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