Friday, February 16, 2007

Disk Hog on Unix

So it often comes to the time to find what is taking all the space on your hard drive and like many things in unix, this isnt so straight forward, du (disk usage) will tell you how to do this, here will show you your top ten offending directories:

du -ha / | sort -n -r | head -n 10

du -ha = disk usage in human readable format ( lowest to highest )
sort -n -r = reverse the order
head -n 10 = top ten

| = pipe the output to the next command

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