Monday, December 7, 2009

Find Biggest Files/Directories

Since ls does not give correct size on disk, better to
use du command.

$ du /path/to/dir | sort -nr

I hope above
command will give you the proper result you wanted.

Note: The above command may take large time, depending on

number of files in /path/to/dir . You can use depth(say 2) in
that dir.

$ du --max-depth=2 /path/to/dir | sort -nr

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