What Linux Folder Is Taking All the Space

The Linux shell provides a lot of helpful commands to analyze your data and manage your system. Here’s a quick sample to get a sorted list of space used by files and folders in your current working directory.

# Get Disk Usage (du) with Block-size of 1M (-BM) 
#   in summary form (-s) 
#   and sort numerically (-n)
du -BM -s * | sort -n
# For a reverse sort, use (-r) option to sort command
# For a partial list, pipe to head or tail command

This is just a quick handy command to get daily work done. I find myself using it frequently.


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