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Linux Mint and the meaning for Linux users.

Written by config on . Posted in Linux, Ubuntu


In the world of operating systems, each mass-marketed system of software has its unique nuances. It’s these nuances that are played the most to potential buyers. If you love messing with your computer, but don’t have a degree in computer science, then you’re probably a Windows guy. If you know absolutely nothing about computers and how to customize your software to your liking, you’re probably a Mac guy. And then there is the Linux crowd…

People who operate Linux operating systems are the kind of people that really know what they’re doing. They understand computers and have probably studied them in great detail, more than likely obtaining a degree in something computer related. The people that appreciate Linux are the people that want to get the most out of their machines.

Now lets talk about the latest Linux Mint release.

Finding large files on Linux distributions

Written by config on . Posted in Linux

Finding large files on all operating systems is a daily task for systems administrators around the world, it serves a lot of purposes.
I will show multiple ways to do it on various Linux distribution. Simple and makes your life easier.

Pay attention to the size in all examples – change it according to your needs.

RPM Based distributions: Red Hat, Centos, Fedora

Specify path:

find {/path/to/location/} -type f -size +{size-in-kb}k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $9 ": " $5 }'

Example for specific path:

find /home/http/logs -type f -size +100000k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $9 ": " $5 }'

Current Dir:

find . -type f -size +100000k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $9 ": " $5 }'

Debian or Debian based ( Ubuntu and various other deb based distros )

Specify path:

find {/path/to/location} -type f -size +{file-size-in-kb}k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $8 ": " $5 }'

Current Dir:

find . -type f -size +10000k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $8 ": " $5 }'

Largest files in directory:

ls -lSh | less

du -xakh .|sort -n|tail -10

du -k | sort -n | perl -ne 'if ( /^(\d+)\s+(.*$)/){$l=log($1+.1);$m=int($l/log(1024)); printf                 ("%6.1f\t%s\t%25s  %s\n",($1/(2**(10*$m))),(("K","M","G","T","P")[$m]),"*"x (1.5*$l),$2);}'

find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 ls -lSh | head -10