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Old 01-30-2017, 10:54 AM   #1
arun natarajan
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find largest file recursively with human readable format size.


Hi,

Am able to find largest file size from a directory recursively using a find command.

Here i want to print the size in human readable format(K,M,G).

May i know, how it is possible

root@station3[22:14]/etc:find -type f -printf "%s\t%p\n" | sort -n | tail -1
6060612 ./udev/hwdb.bin
 
Old 01-30-2017, 11:16 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by arun natarajan View Post
Hi,
Am able to find largest file size from a directory recursively using a find command. Here i want to print the size in human readable format(K,M,G).

May i know, how it is possible
root@station3[22:14]/etc:find -type f -printf "%s\t%p\n" | sort -n | tail -1
6060612 ./udev/hwdb.bin
As has been suggested to you numerous times in the past, have you tried reading the man page on the find command??? Pay particular attention to the "-size" flag. And read the "Question Guidelines" link and the "How to ask a smart question" link in my posting signature. We're happy to help you, but YOU need to start doing basic research on your own first, and start applying what you've been told/taught.
 
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:00 PM   #3
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man ls
search for "human"

the find is a bit "chatty", if you have a threshold for "largest" it
merely become eaiser, IMO.

Last edited by Habitual; 01-30-2017 at 12:03 PM.
 
Old 01-31-2017, 11:21 PM   #4
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Just use ncdu

find is great for a lot of stuff, but for "find[ing the] largest file recursively with human readable format size".. ncdu wins hands down.
 
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