Finds all files from / on down over specified size.

find / -type f -size +25M -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $5 " " $6$7 ": " $9 }'
Very useful for finding all files over a specified size, such as out of control log files chewing up all available disk space. Fedora Core x specific version.
Sample Output
[root@ip-xx-xxx-xxx-xx ~]# find / -type f -size +25M -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $5 " " $6$7 ": " $9 }'
129M Feb16: /proc/vz/vzaquota/00000020/aquota.user
129M Feb16: /proc/vz/vzaquota/00000020/aquota.group
39M Aug21: /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_14/jre/lib/rt.jar
63M Jul10: /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive-rpm
31M Sep25: /usr/lib/libgcj.so.8rh.0.0

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2009-02-16 12:27:48

What Others Think

On my system (Ubuntu 8.10) the $9 should be $8. Other than that, it works as advertised.
dbart · 649 weeks and 4 days ago
on Red Hat Enteprise linux 3 and 4 'M' is not an option for size argument. Also, with -exec you are forking an ls process for every single file that match the query. A better alternative: find / -type f -size +25M | xargs ls -lh | awk '{ print $5 " " $6$7 ": " $9 }'
berta · 649 weeks and 4 days ago
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tillyracker · 5 weeks and 3 days ago

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