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# 1  
Old 01-04-2008
How to find a file whick is consuming larger disk space in file system


Can anybody please tell me the command to find out the filesystem or a file which is consuming larger disk space sing i want to find out the file and want to compress it

please help me out
any help would be appreciated
# 2  
Old 01-04-2008
Have fun with "du -k path..."
# 3  
Old 01-04-2008
Is it a running process that is consuming more space ?

In such case identify the file; use lsof and kill the process which is dumping information into the file.
# 4  
Old 01-04-2008
finding 10 largest in current directory

> du -k * | sort -n | tail -10

That would tell you the ten largest files in the directory you are in.
Are you trying to find the largest files across the entire system?
# 5  
Old 04-04-2009
u can use

find /dirname -size +100000 -print
# 6  
Old 04-04-2009
du -sk * | sort -nr | head -5
# 7  
Old 04-04-2009
If u consider not only files in the current directory , but also the files under its sub directories, try the below one:

du -ka | sort -nrk1 | tail -10


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