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Old 12-15-2008
sort biggest most recent files

if i am in /tmp file, and i have a few DIRs under /tmp. i want to find the biggest and most recent files (from 7 days ago) in /tmp and subfolders.
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Old 12-15-2008
As a start

man find

Especially -mtime and -size will be interessting.
If you need sorting, maybe use "-exec ls -l ..." in that find too and cut out the size and names with something like
find . -type f -mtime -7 -size +1000c -exec ls -l {} \; | awk '{print $5, $NF}'| sort -k 1,1n

Depending on your OS' find etc.

Last edited by zaxxon; 12-15-2008 at 12:40 PM..
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Old 12-15-2008
rather than the ls approach you might also go with du :

find......insert options as above....... -exec  du -dok {} \; | sort -nr | head

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Old 12-16-2008
Originally Posted by Tytalus
rather than the ls approach you might also go with du :

find......insert options as above....... -exec  du -dok {} \; | sort -nr | head

What is the use of options like "d", "o" for du?
I don't find any such options to du. I am using Linux os.

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