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Old 09-08-2011
Sorting folder size not working

I am using du -h --max-depth=2 to get list of folders by size upto 2 levels down. Problem is I am not able to sort them in max folder size.

Normally this can be achieved by using du -k | sort -nr * but I can't use it here since it conflicts (the -s argument) with the --max-depth=2 argument.

Can someone please suggest if there is any other way to achieve this. I need to keep the list in human readable format though.

478M var
500K usr/sdfijf/best
568K user/dbuser
56M etc/basic/linux
68K var/redhat
9.0K user/aunix

I have following two columns and was expecting to sort them by the human readable folder size with biggest folders being on top (so descending and reverse order basically)

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Old 09-08-2011
Hi U just try the following code
du -h --max-depth=2 <dir> | sort -nr


Last edited by venikathir; 09-08-2011 at 10:24 AM.. Reason: sdasd
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