Get the 10 biggest files/folders for the current direcotry

du -s * | sort -n | tail

2009-02-05 11:18:43

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That won't catch files/directories whose names start with a dot. Try something like this instead: du -s `find . -maxdepth 1 \! -name '.'` | sort -n | tail
jrrsf · 649 weeks and 2 days ago
Adding -kh switches to du makes the output a bit more meaningful.
vwal · 625 weeks and 1 day ago
For the dot problem, you can also use: du -sk * .[^.]* | sort -rn | head WARN: If you use -h the sort has problems because the units differ, and its slower.
starchox · 605 weeks and 5 days ago
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yeoyeo · 36 weeks and 4 days ago
cant get over this. will recommend this to my friends. weaves
looneyhans · 22 weeks and 6 days ago

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