List by size all of the directories in a given tree.

du -h /path | sort -h

By: moogmusic
2011-09-02 13:26:23

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Very nice -h option for sort. I usually use the "du -k /path | sort -n" command which will give similar output but not that "human" readable as your.
ztank1013 · 504 weeks and 6 days ago
sort's option -h is great indeed, but can somebody tell me in which version of sort it first appeared? It is pitty that my system lacks such an option...
xakon · 504 weeks and 6 days ago
'sort -h' is present in v8.5 ... looking for a changelog on GNU coreutils that doesn't require me to download the entire source code, argh. The changelog doesn't use version numbers, only dates, but mentions the --human-readable option in 2004 but not for which program in coreutils.
Mozai · 504 weeks and 6 days ago
Got sort: invalid option -- 'h' Try `sort --help' for more information.
totti · 504 weeks and 2 days ago
My system also doesn't have an -h option for sort, which is a shame. This workaround is very useful to me, rounds to the nearest megabyte: du -ms * | sort -nr
ronocdh · 491 weeks and 2 days ago

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