June 27, 2017

Do you need to find large files?

Use the following command to get a list of files sorted from large to small on your unix machine.

du -ak |sort -rn |less

If you want the output to be more “human” readable use:

du -ah |sort -rh|less

This is useful if you want to cleanup your files, or when a disk is filling up.

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