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A proper du / disk usage alias

posted on 2014-04-26 21:18:50

This finds you all files in the current folder, sorts them from biggest to lowest, and puts human readable file sizes on it.

function dus () {
du --max-depth=0 -k * | sort -nr | awk '{ if($1>=1024*1024) {size=$1/1024/1024; unit="G"} else if($1>=1024) {size=$1/1024; unit="M"} else {size=$1; unit="K"}; if(size<10) format="%.1f%s"; else format="%.0f%s"; res=sprintf(format,size,unit); printf "%-8s %s\n",res,$2 }'}

Usage:

$ dus

Sample output:

[sjas@ctr-014 ~]% dus
3.1G     Downloads
1.7G     VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-5.5.0.5100-1312297-system.vmdk
1.4M     blog
576K     work
80K      hs_err_pid25560.log
80K      hs_err_pid24938.log
8.0K     bin
4.0K     yankring_history_v2.txt

This should be included in all linux distros by default.

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