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# 1  
Old 10-23-2009
largest file

My directory only contains files..no sub directories..I want to know about the largest file in directory..Largest in terms of size..And what if I want to know about first 3 largest files..

Is it possible to know largest file in terms of its filename??
# 2  
Old 10-23-2009
Hi.

If your ls has the option -S, then:

Code:
ls -lS | head -3

Otherwise:
Code:
ls -l | sort -rnk5 | head -3

(assuming the fifth field is the size)
# 3  
Old 10-23-2009
Code:
du -ks * | sort -nr | head -1

# 4  
Old 10-23-2009
Code:
find . -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -5

No sub directories !

Code:
find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -5

# 5  
Old 10-23-2009
@thegeek : u r making it very complicated..but thanks anyways..
thanks pludi and scottn
 

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