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Old 09-14-2001
Question how to see disk usage in descending order

What is the command used by sysadmin to see the disk used by the users in descending order of their disk usage?
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Old 09-14-2001

You could use a du on all the /home subdirectories (or where their home directories are located):

cd /home
du -k -s * | sort -k1 -g -r

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Old 09-14-2001
On Soalris, the above command gives error. Can u let me know where the problem is. Thanks
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Old 09-14-2001
What error does it give you?
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Old 09-14-2001
It gives error with -g option. It says illegal option -g. when i tried without -g option it worked. but it was not in asending order of use.
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Old 09-14-2001

The -g option stands for a numeric sort. It works in Linux, possibly the Solaris 'sort' has different options. Check with man sort which option matches a numeric sort in Solaris and use that.

The -r option is for reverse order. Again this might be different in Solaris.
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Old 09-14-2001
with a little help from the sort man page

OS: solaris
Ver: 7
Hardware: ultra 5

for i in `awk -F":" '{ print $1 }' /etc/passwd`;do
du -s `find . -user $i`|sort -nr

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