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Old 03-31-2001
what are the ways to check the disc usage by users. I mean to say how to find the biggest space consumer. Regards.
# 2  
Old 03-31-2001
One way is to go into the home directory of the users (for example /usr/home or /home) and then do a:


du -sb *
This will run a disk usage summary in bytes for each user directory tree.

A more complex way is to turn on an accounting system.
# 3  
Old 03-31-2001
Will it show users in descending/ascending order of usage? bcoz as a system administrator, it is many times required to know the users of higher usage.
# 4  
Old 03-31-2001
No, then you pipe the output to a filter (sort) and sort on the disk usage stats. Try reading the man page on sort and enjoy !
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Old 04-01-2001
ex: du -skc /home/* | sort -nr

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